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  • Namibia beats Zimbabwe 19-15 in rugby
    16 july 2001 13:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national rugby team, the Welwitschias, defeated their Zimbabwean counterparts 19-15 in an Africa Rugby Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Namibian basketball results for weekend
    16 july 2001 12:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Civics Starzz basketbal team lost its first game 60-55 at hands of University of Namibia (UNAM) Wildcats at a game played at UNAM campus Saturday night. Full text...

  • World Cup qualifier: Nigeria declares Ghana tie a do or die
    16 july 2001 12:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has declared its last qualifying match for the 2002 World Cup against Ghana 29 July a "do or die affair," following Liberia's 1-0 victory over Sierra Leone at the weekend, which upset all permutations and increased the pressure on the Nigerians to beat arch-rival Ghana or miss the trip to Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Rugby Currie Cup results
    16 july 2001 12:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Currie Cup South African inter-provincial rugby union championship results this weekend (four points for win, two for draw, none for loss, one bonus point for scoring four tries or losing by seven or less points). Full text...

  • Namibia's Naruseb scores 100th goal in Egypt
    16 july 2001 12:18:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, (PANA) -- Namibia's leading footballer, Mogale Naruseb, who is bound for Sundowns Football Club in South Africa, has scored his 100th goal for the national side since the country joined the FIFA family in 1991. Full text...

  • Namibia qualifies for 2003 world cup in cricket
    16 july 2001 10:32:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- "A great day for African cricket. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Burkina Faso in world club qualifier
    15 july 2001 20:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe took full home ground advantage Sunday to beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying soccer match, in which both teams are already out of the running for the tournament. Full text...

  • Tunisia beats DR Congo 3-0 to snatch World Cup ticket
    15 july 2001 20:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Tunisia national football team 'Eagles of Carthage' Sunday qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo 3-0 in the last but one set of qualifying rounds. Full text...

  • Five ASEC players transferred to Belgium
    15 july 2001 18:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five teenage soccer players have been transferred from ASEC Mimosas' SIFCOM football academy in Abidjan to the Belgian team, KSK Beveren, under a partnership arrangement, sources close to the Ivorian team said. Full text...

  • Zambia, Cameroon draw in World Cup qualifier
    15 july 2001 17:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia defied all odds Saturday when they held Cameroon, the reigning African soccer champions, to a 2-2 draw in a Group A World Cup qualifying round match in Lusaka. Full text...

  • FIFA World Cup preliminary results
    14 july 2001 20:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Here are the results of World Cup 2002 Africa zone qualification matches played Friday and Saturday: [ST] Senegal 1-0 Morocco Liberia 1-0 Sierra Leone South Africa 2-0 Malawi Cameroon 2-2 Zambia Egypt 8-2 Namibia (Friday) Other matches for the Africa zone scheduled for Sunday are: Zimbabwe vs Burkina Faso (Harare) DR Congo vs Cote d'Ivoire (Kinshasa) Ghana vs Sudan (Accra) Togo vs Libya (Lome) [ET] Full text...

  • Namibia beats Zimbabwe in African rugby qualifier
    14 july 2001 19:52:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national rugby team, the Welwitschias, Saturday beat their Zimbabwean counterparts 19- 15 in Windhoek in a match counting for the Africa Rugby Cup qualifying series. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Senegal beats Morocco 1-0
    14 july 2001 19:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal pipped Morocco 1-0 Saturday in Dakar, to keep its 2002 World Cup hope alive, but the victory leaves Group C wide open for grabs among the three top contenders. Full text...

  • Athlete sets record before competition proper
    14 july 2001 18:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Hungarian javelin thrower Saturday while yet at the qualifying heats in the IAAF/Westel World Youth Athletics Championships, set a new record in the event. Full text...

  • Weah among Africa's frustrated soccer players
    14 july 2001 18:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After doing almost everything a player need do in football, the frustration of Liberian soccer star George Opong Weah can certainly be understood. Full text...

  • Hollywood star crusades for Special Olympic athletes
    14 july 2001 12:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hollywood movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is the "Global Torch Bearer" of Special Olympics, Friday continued with his campaign to celebrate global commitment to build awareness and participation of the Special Olympics in Africa. Full text...

  • Boxers to take compulsory HIV/AIDS tests
    14 july 2001 10:42:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian boxers would now have to undergo compulsory HIV/AIDS tests before being allowed to participate in the game, the Tanzania Professional Boxing Commission (TPBC) has ruled. Full text...

  • CAN 2002 facilities 95 percent ready
    13 july 2001 23:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Ninety-five percent of the facilities to cater for the 2002 African Cup of Nations are ready, Sory Ibrahima Mankanguile, chairman of the organising committee (COCAN), said Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda hosts Fraternity Rally in August
    13 july 2001 23:34:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will host a car rally in August, sports officials said Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda hosts regional basketball tourney
    13 july 2001 23:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is scheduled to host a regional basketball tournament starting Saturday, state radio Rwanda reported Friday. Full text...

  • World Cup Qualifier: Egypt massacres Namibia 8-2
    13 july 2001 23:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egypt hammered Namibia 8-2 in a one-sided African World Cup qualifier played Friday in Alexandria, Friday. Full text...

  • Diack salutes Beijing on 2008 Olympics hosting right
    13 july 2001 23:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lamine Diack, acting President of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), has congratulated China over its successful bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Full text...

  • 44-man Liberian team in Freetown for World Cup tie
    13 july 2001 22:09:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A 44-member Liberian soccer team has arrived in Freetown for Saturday's crucial African World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Namibian squad in winning spree at under-19 tournament
    13 july 2001 21:16:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national under-19 football selection Friday looked set for a place in the semi- finals of the ongoing Tivoli Cup competition in Denmark, after three straight wins. Full text...

  • Kenyan footballers join Ismailia of Egypt
    13 july 2001 19:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Three Kenyan footballers players, all from Premier League club Mathare United, have joined top Egyptian side Ismailia, well-placed sources in Nairobi confirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria reacts to award of 2008 Olympics to Beijing
    13 july 2001 18:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has described as a "welcome development" Friday's award of the 2008 Olympics hosting to Beijing, the Chinese capital. Full text...

  • Cape Verdian basketball coaches attend refresher course
    13 july 2001 10:02:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian basketball coaches are in the third day of a refresher course being conducted by a French trainer, Abdourahmane Ndiaye. Full text...

  • Botswana hosts regional table tennis tournament
    12 july 2001 21:35:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana will host a four-day regional table tennis tournament beginning Saturday, the Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA), announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Benin delegation for 4th Francophonie Games
    12 july 2001 20:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A second Benin delegation left Cotonou Thursday for the 14-24 July 4th Francophonie Games in Ottawa, Canada, official sources said. Full text...

  • FIFA resumes funding of Kenya's Youth Programme
    12 july 2001 20:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World soccer governing body, FIFA has resumed funding of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Youth Development Programme, a KFF official has said. Full text...

  • Safari Rally grappling with diminishing status
    12 july 2001 19:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gone are the days when the Safari Rally used to be a crowd puller. Full text...

  • Namibian U-19 team in good showing at Denmark tourney
    12 july 2001 19:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's under-19 Football team has won its first three matches at the ongoing Tivoli Cup championship in Denmark. Full text...

  • Ghana coach invites professionals for World Cup qualifier
    12 july 2001 18:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's senior soccer team coach Fred Osam Duodu has invited at least six professionals for the crucial World Cup qualifying home match against Sudan at the weekend. Full text...

  • Great Olympics sink to bottom of soccer league
    12 july 2001 16:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Top club Accra Great Olympics sank deeper into trouble on Wednesday as they lost 0-1 to Real Tamale United in the Ghana premier soccer league match. Full text...

  • Namibian women volleyball team to play Kenya
    12 july 2001 16:37:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- An up-hill task awaits Namibia National women's volleyball team Friday when they clash against Kenya in Nairobi in the Africa Zone World Cup qualifying tournament. Full text...

  • Movie Star on Special Olympics Promotion Tour
    12 july 2001 16:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hollywood movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday paid an emotional visit to Robben Island with Nelson Mandela, the world's famous former political prisoner. Full text...

  • NFA Seeks Funds To Pay Coaches
    12 july 2001 16:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association is looking for funds to pay salary arrears for its consortium of coaches ahead of the national team's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier against Ghana on 29 July. Full text...

  • Athletics trials hold next week
    12 july 2001 10:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 12th edition of the annual Nigeria/Mobil Track and Field Championship has been scheduled in Lagos next week, with the marathon event featuring for the first time, organisers said. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj is second in IAAF rankings
    11 july 2001 23:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan athlete and 1,500 m record holder, Hicham El Guerrouj, has been ranked second place in the 2001 IAAF rankings, with a total of 1,457 points. Full text...

  • Brave Warriors off to fight the Pharaohs in Alexandria
    11 july 2001 20:15:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national football side, Brave Warriors, Wednesday left for Cairo for a Friday clash with the Pharaohs, Egypt's national team, in a World Cup qualifying match to be played in Alexandria. Full text...

  • Over 1330 to compete in World youth athletics
    11 july 2001 15:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At least 1335 athletes are to compete in the four-day IIAF Westel World Youth athletics championship opening Thursday in Debrecen, Hungary. Full text...

  • Leading bank drops football sponsorship
    11 july 2001 14:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The announcement on Wednesday by First National Bank not to renew sponsorship of the BOBSave Super Bowl - the Premier Soccer League's biggest and richest knockout tournament - ends thirteen years of sponsorship. Full text...

  • Namibian company sponsors COSSASA games
    10 july 2001 21:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Confederation of School Sports Association of Southern Africa (COSSASA) games coming up in Namibia next month got a boost Tuesday, when Namibia Mills announced its sponsorship of the sub regional event. Full text...

  • Namibian athletes leave for IAAF championships
    10 july 2001 16:37:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Young Namibian athletes will for the first time take part in the International Amateur Athletics Federation's World Youth Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, from 12-15 July. Full text...

  • Ghana's show a lesson for Kenya and East Africa
    10 july 2001 15:22:00
    -goals to nothing in the just concluded final of th-e youth soccer World Cup by a more skilful and experienced, better drilled and highly tactful side, but the Ghanaian national side has done Africa proud. ) Full text...

  • Rwandan sprinter gets IAAF sponsorship
    09 july 2001 21:47:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan sprinter Emmanuel Uwayezu, 17, has received IAAF sponsorship to participate in the 2001 World Athletics Championship in Edmonton, Canada, the weekly Herald reported Monday. Full text...

  • Africans excel at Argentina 2001
    09 july 2001 20:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Despite losing the coveted trophy to South America, African teams fared better than their counterparts from other continents by winning two medals - a silver and a bronze - in the just-ended FIFA World Youth Soccer Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Full text...

  • SONACOS lift Senegalese Challenge Cup
    09 july 2001 20:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- SONACOS football club of Diourbel beat Union Sportive Goree (USG) 1-0 at the weekend in Dakar, to win this year's Challenge Cup in Senegal. Full text...

  • Kenya women's hockey team readies for world qualifier
    09 july 2001 14:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya women's hockey team to the World Championship qualifier in France will soon start training at Nairobi's City Park Stadium. Full text...

  • Eight countries ready for CECAFA cup
    09 july 2001 14:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eight countries have confirmed their participation in this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament due in Kigali, Rwanda, in November. Full text...

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