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  • Handball zone five championship for Nairobi in January
    18 december 2001 23:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and hosts Kenya have confirmed participation in next month's Africa Zone Five Handball Challenge Championship in Nairobi, the local Amateur Handball Association said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cup of Cups Volleyball tourney for Cairo Saturday
    18 december 2001 22:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Cairo will host the masculine edition of this year's Africa Cup of Cups volleyball tournament beginning Saturday, the Africa Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) said. Full text...

  • Francophonie Games for Niger in 2005
    18 december 2001 22:39:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The executive secretary of the Francophonie Games international committee, Michel Dach has expressed satisfaction to President Mamadou Tandja over Niger's choice by donors and the Francophone family to host the next Francophone Games in December 2005 in Niamey. Full text...

  • Senegal to host ECOWAS first games in 2002
    18 december 2001 20:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Senegal would host the first ECOWAS games in 2002, an ECOWAS press release said Tuesday in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • DR Congo's national football team leaves Belgium for Turkey
    18 december 2001 18:53:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo's national football team left Brussels Monday for Turkey after a three-week intensive training ahead of the 19 January to 10 February 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN) in Mali. Full text...

  • Zambian golfers successfully shrug off repressive rule
    18 december 2001 16:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambia Golf Union has succeeded in checking plans by the Sports Council of Zambia to impose a four- year tenure of office on all sports affiliates with effect from next year. Full text...

  • Zambia's new coach rolls up sleeves, gets down to work
    18 december 2001 14:38:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- New football coach for the Zambia national team, Roald Poulsen, has begun to put together a team which he hopes will be a winner at the 23rd Cup of African Nations to be hosted by Mali starting from 19 January. Full text...

  • Kenyan authorities undecided on league format
    17 december 2001 15:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) is still undecided on the format to adopt in next year's Premier League championship. Full text...

  • DR Congo table tennis team prepares for African tourney
    17 december 2001 12:36:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo women's table tennis team is preparing for the African championship to be held from 17 to 20 December in Cairo, Egypt, Coach Olivier Mbuilu has told PANA. Full text...

  • Change in Algeria's preparations for CAN 2002
    17 december 2001 11:05:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team will no longer travel to Spain for a one-week training camp and two friendly matches against Spanish second division clubs, nor will they go to Egypt for a friendly against the Pharaohs, a reliable source said in Algiers. Full text...

  • Morocco names its best athletes of the year
    16 december 2001 16:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- World champions Hicham El Guerrouj and Nezha Bidouane have been voted the best Moroccan athletes of the year 2001, according to a poll conducted by the Maghreb Arab Press Agency (MAP), whose results were released in Rabat Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe appoints coach for national soccer team
    16 december 2001 13:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe football authorities Sunday appointed colourful local soccer coach Bruce Grobbelaar to take charge of the national team, the Warriors. Full text...

  • Scores injured as soccer derby goes awry in Blantyre
    16 december 2001 12:10:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in Malawi in Blantyre fired several rounds of teargas and rubber bullets Saturday to control violent football fans who were angry with the poor officiating of a semi-final match between local arch-rival teams. Full text...

  • Addis to host Africa Zone 5 boxing championship
    15 december 2001 18:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Addis Ababa would host the Africa Zone 5 boxing championship slated for 23-31 March 2002, the Ethiopian Boxing Federation (EBF) announced Saturday. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in South African derby
    15 december 2001 17:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending league champions Orlando Pirates beat arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in a Soweto derby that attracted more than 60 000 football fans to the FNB Stadium, Saturday. Full text...

  • IOC monitors squabbles among Namibian sports bodies
    14 december 2001 22:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed it was closely monitoring the protracted wrangle between the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) and National Sport Commission (NSC). Full text...

  • Telkom Kenya lift African Volleyball Cup Winners Cup
    14 december 2001 21:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- TELKOM Kenya are the new holders of the Africa Women's Cups Winners Cup, after whacking Cameroon's SONEL 3-0 at Nairobi's Moi International Sports Centre. Full text...

  • Africa has a come a long way in football
    14 december 2001 21:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa undoubtedly has great passion for football. Full text...

  • Kenya Football Federation changes league format
    14 december 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's football authorities have changed the country's premier league format, reducing to 14 the number of teams to participate in next year's event. Full text...

  • Namibia's Brave Warriors to play in four-nation tourney
    13 december 2001 23:19:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Newly-reinstated Brave Warriors coach, Rusten Mogane, says his side, which is expected to take part in a four-nation tournament in Botswana starting Saturday, is fairly balanced since it has both youthful and experienced players. Full text...

  • CAF wants new World Cup qualification system for Africa
    13 december 2001 22:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A new system for the qualification of African teams to the World Cup will feature among the items on the agenda of the Congress of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) scheduled for January 2002 in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Sonnel inches closer to lifting title
    13 december 2001 19:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sudan's El Defaa succumbed 3-0 to Sonnel of Cameroon as the low-key Women's Africa Cup of Cups tournament entered its second day in Nairobi Thursday afternoon. Full text...

  • Boxing to be revamped in Cameroon
    13 december 2001 19:34:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroon Boxing Federation (FECABOXE) is making efforts to make its mark on the national and international scene, officials said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Telkom Kenya beat El-Defaa as tourney starts
    13 december 2001 19:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The on-and-off Africa Women's Cup of Cups tournament finally spiked off in Nairobi Wednesday with hosts Telkom Kenya beating Sudan's El-Defaa 3-1. Full text...

  • Swaziland beat Bafana Bafana 3-2 in friendly
    13 december 2001 08:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A makeshift Bafana Bafana side lost 2-3 to football minnows Swaziland in a training match played before 20,000 spectators in the Swazi capital Mbabane on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Morocco, Mali tie one-all in test match
    12 december 2001 23:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Ahead of the Cup of Nations football finals coming up next month in Mali, the host country Wednesday drew 1-1 with another finalist, Morocco, in a friendly match. Full text...

  • Togo to meet Burkina Faso in warm-up match
    12 december 2001 23:32:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's national football team would next Sunday play their Burkinabe counterpart in Ouagadougou, as preparations heat up for next January's Cup of Nations finals billed for Mali. Full text...

  • CAF President Hayatou excited about CAN 2002 preparations
    12 december 2001 23:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), said Wednesday that all arrangements for the 23rd edition of the African Cup of Nations slated from 19 January-10 February 2002 in Mali have been made to guarantee a popular and organisational success. Full text...

  • Algeria beats FC Troyes 2-1 in friendly
    12 december 2001 22:48:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national football team narrowly defeated the French Division One team, FC Troyes, 2-1 Tuesday in Algiers in a friendly game played as part of its preparations for the 19 January-10 February 2002 continental tournament in Mali. Full text...

  • South African Football club owner gets FIFA appointment
    12 december 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Irvin Khoza, the owner of South Africa's Orlando Pirates football club has been appointed into the Dispute and Resolution Sub-Committee of the world's soccer governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • S. Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe for Junior Cricket World Cup
    12 december 2001 19:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four African countries will feature in next month's junior Cricket World Cup contest in Christchurch, New Zealand. Full text...

  • Zambia hires new coach for national team
    12 december 2001 12:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's former national soccer team coach, Roald Poulsen, Wednesday took over preparation for the Cup of African Nations tournament, raising hopes among fans that their team could greatly improve. Full text...

  • Nigerians get accolades for French league victory
    11 december 2001 21:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Officials of French Division One club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Sunday credited two Nigerians, Augustine Okocha and Bartholomew Ogbeche, with a weekend victory over FC Metz on the 17th day of play. Full text...

  • Mali selects 21 players for friendly with Morocco
    11 december 2001 21:05:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national football coach, Henri Kasperczak, has selected 21 players for the country's friendly match against Morocco Wednesday in Settat, 160 south of Rabat, the Moroccan capital. Full text...

  • Mali versus Morocco Wednesday to prepare for CAN 2002
    11 december 2001 14:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian national team "les Aigles" will lock horns Wednesday with the Moroccan side, Lions de l'Atlas, in the Moroccan city of Setter in partial preparations for the 23rd Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled 19 January-10 February in Mali. Full text...

  • South African top clubs refuse to release players
    11 december 2001 12:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's national soccer coach Carlos Queiroz is livid following the refusal by the country's top clubs "Kaizer Chiefs" and "Sundowns" to release players called up to attend national team training. Full text...

  • Reunion's Jeanne d'Arc off to African Cup contest in 2002
    10 december 2001 22:20:00
    Saint Denis- the Reunion (PANA) -- Jeanne d'Arc of Reunion, which Sunday won the Reunion cup, will represent in 2002 the island for the first time in the African Cup Winner's Cup. Full text...

  • Cameroon disappointed over volleyball tourney postponement
    10 december 2001 22:07:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's sports authorities said they were disappointed following the postponement this weekend of the African Women Volleyball Championship scheduled from 10 to 15 December in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Wydad, Hassania still chasing each other in Moroccan league
    10 december 2001 21:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad consolidated its position in the Moroccan football league after its 2-0 victory over Raja of Casablanca after 12 round of matches played Sunday. Full text...

  • Results of the 9th round of the D1 championship
    10 december 2001 14:26:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Here are results of matches of the 9th round of Benin's division I football championship played Saturday and Sunday: Goup A Cavalier-Etoile : 0-0 Energie-Cavalier : 3-1 Mogas-Buffles : 1-1 Group B Lions-UNB : 1-0 Soleil-Asja : 4-1 Dragon-Tonnerre : 2-0 Requins-Tatapouranou : 2-0 Provisional ranking Group A 1-Mogas 90 18 pts 2-Buffles 14 pts 3-Variétés 12 pts 4-Energie 12 pts 5-Panthères 11 pts 6-Postel 10 pts 7-ASACO 6 pts 8-Cavalier 3 pts 9-Etoile 2 pts Group B 1-Dragons 18 pts 2-Requins 15 pts 3-Lions 15 pts 4-Vautours 13 pts 5-Asja 10 pts 6-Soleil 10 pts 7-UNB 7 pts 8-Tonnerre 7 pts 9-Tatapouranou 1 pt. Full text...

  • Cameroon names Daniel Wansi best footballer of the year
    10 december 2001 14:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Nineteen-year old striker Daniel Wansi of the Yaounde club Cintra, has won the 2001 Crack d'Or Title, after being chosen by a jury composed of 30 sport journalists and coaches. Full text...

  • Wydad, Hassania extend lead in Moroccan championship
    10 december 2001 13:55:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Wydad Casablanca and Hassania Agadir widened the gap at the top of the Moroccan first division football championships with victories in the 12th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • SONACOS still lead Senegalese championship
    10 december 2001 13:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- SONACOS of Diourbel are still on top of the Senegalese first division football championship following their 2-0 away win against Jaraaf of Dakar in the 10th round played at the weekend. Full text...

  • CAF names 2001 best footballer candidates
    09 december 2001 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Football Confederation (CAF) has named strikers El Hadj Diouf of Senegal and Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon as well as Ghanaian defender Samuel Kuffor as candidates for the 2001 African best footballer award. Full text...

  • DR Congo to spend $1 million for Simba's CAN preparations
    09 december 2001 13:16:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo government will spend 1. Full text...

  • South Africa's Sundowns held to 1-1 draw by Egypt's Al Ahly
    09 december 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A spectacular first half goal by Zambian international Gift Kampamba Saturday gave South African hosts Sundowns a 1-0 lead, but Al Ahly of Egpyt equalised in the second half to hold on till the end of the first match of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League final. Full text...

  • New sports magazine on Cameroon's news-stands
    07 december 2001 22:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Great football nations do not become famous because of the performance of their national teams alone, according to 'Cameroon Football' magazine which got on news- stands for the first time Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal Olympic Committee to choose Diack's successor
    07 december 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's National Olympic Committee will on 29 December elect a successor of its former head, Lamine Diack, who now heads the International Amateur Athletics Federation. Full text...

  • CECAFA releases contest timetable
    07 december 2001 16:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The following is the East and Central African Cup schedule for matches starting in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday: [ST] Group A: Saturday, December 8 Rwanda v Somalia Monday, December 10 Eritrea v Kenya Wednesday, December 12 Kenya v Somalia Rwanda v Eritrea Friday, December 14 Eritrea v Somalia Saturday, December 15 Rwanda v Kenya Group B: Sunday, December 9 Djibouti v Uganda Burundi v Tanzania mainland Tuesday, December 11 Burundi v Djibouti Tanzania mainland v Uganda Thursday, December 13 Djibouti v Tanzania mainland Friday, December 14 Burundi v Uganda Group C: Monday, December 10 Rwanda B v Zanzibar Thursday, December 13 Ethiopia v Zanzibar Saturday, December 15 Rwanda B v Ethiopia Quarterfinals: Monday, December 17 Tuesday, December 18 Semi-finals: Thursday, December 20 Final: Saturday, December 22 [ET] Full text...

  • Senegal's Lions to play friendly matches before CAN 2002
    07 december 2001 16:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Les Lions, Senegal's national football team, is to play friendly matches before the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Mali. Full text...

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