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  • Morocco to undergo intensive preparation for Africa Cup
    09 november 2001 20:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan national team, Lions de l'Atlas, will undergo an intensive training programme in preparation for the 2002 African Cup of Nations tournament, sources close to the Moroccan football federation have said. Full text...

  • Ghana Football Association dismisses bribery allegations
    09 november 2001 20:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association's Executive Council on Friday described as "unfounded and without merit" the bribery allegations levelled against the delegation that took the Black Stars to Nigeria for a crucial World Cup match. Full text...

  • Nigeria FA dissociates self from bribery allegation
    09 november 2001 16:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reacting to the controversy surrounding a 25,000-dollar gift to the Blacks Stars of Ghana by a Nigerian State governor, after a crucial World Cup qualifier in July, Nigerian football authorities have distanced themselves from the gift. Full text...

  • Hundreds of runners sign up for Mogadishu peace run
    09 november 2001 14:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sports for Peace Programme for Somalia, in close co-operation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" to take place in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Monday. Full text...

  • Reigning champ scared off South African challenge
    09 november 2001 10:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Reigning PGA champion David Toms has withdrawn from the 2001 Nedbank Golf Challenge to be played at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Full text...

  • Algerian football federation gets new president
    09 november 2001 09:36:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mohammed Raouraoua has been elected president of the Algerian football federation (FAF). Full text...

  • Cabral Cup semi-finals slated today
    09 november 2001 07:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral football tournament featuring West African countries, enters the semi-finals Friday afternoon with host Mali taking on Gambia while Senegal locks horns with Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's Gata Coulibaly wins the Faso's 8th stage
    08 november 2001 23:53:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Gata Coulibaly on Thursday won the 78 km-long 8th stage of the Faso Tour. Full text...

  • Thirteen teams participate in African judo championship
    08 november 2001 23:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Algeria was on top of 13 African teams participating in the 23rd African judo championship, which started in Tripoli Tuesday and ends Friday in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • The exploits of Kenyan boxer Oure
    08 november 2001 14:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Notwithstanding a broken finger and thumb in the early 1990's, Evans Ashira Oure rose to clinch two world titles and emerge Kenya's most accomplished middleweight boxer since turning professional in 1998. Full text...

  • Senegalese footballers among best player award contestants
    08 november 2001 12:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three foreign-based Senegalese footballers have been short-listed among 42 other African players by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to contest for the continent's 2001 best player award. Full text...

  • Zambian league leaders stopped
    08 november 2001 08:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football league leaders, Nkana United and Kabwe Warriors, have been stopped temporarily from winning the premier league title after they both lost their mid-week fixtures to determined opponents. Full text...

  • Two Algerians to contest African football player award
    07 november 2001 22:33:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Two Algerian football players, Rafik Saifi (Toyes) and Djamel Benmadi (Marseille) are among the 42 sportsmen short-listed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to contest for the continent's best footballer of the year award. Full text...

  • Cameroonian club fined for indiscipline
    07 november 2001 22:05:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon Football Federation (CFF) has ordered Olympic of Mvolye to pay a fine of 500,000 CFA francs for refusing to play a scheduled match of the first division championship. Full text...

  • Europeans still dominate the 15th Faso cycling tour
    07 november 2001 21:57:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- France's Guillaume Retaillon, who belongs to the Loire Atlantique team, on Wednesday won the 7th stages of the 15th Burkina Faso international cycling tour. Full text...

  • Angola vs. South Africa in football friendly 15 January
    07 november 2001 21:30:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The national teams of Angola and South Africa have scheduled a friendly football match on 15 January in Johannesburg, an Angolan sports official confirmed Wednesday in Luanda. Full text...

  • Senegal, South Korea spar ahead of World Cup finals
    07 november 2001 15:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese national football team is in Seoul for a friendly encounter billed for Thursday in preparation for next year's World Cup finals tournament to be co- hosted by Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Obasanjo inaugurates All-Africa Games Committee
    07 november 2001 15:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday inaugurated a Presidential Committee on the eighth All-Africa Games to be hosted by the country in 2003, and charged its members to evolve an aggressive marketing strategy to assist government in funding the competition. Full text...

  • Another Nigerian athlete changes nationality
    07 november 2001 15:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sprinter Francis Obikwelu has changed his nationality to enable him represent Portugal in international competitions, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya, Morocco, South Africa for Dubai Sevens
    07 november 2001 12:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and South Africa are drawn against tough sides in this year's Dubai Sevens rugby tournament in Dubai. Full text...

  • Zambia launches 'girl-child' golf programme
    07 november 2001 11:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's sporting authorities have introduced a programme known as Girl Child Golf in the hope of attracting women to the sport currently dominated by men. Full text...

  • Kenya's GSU for top club championship
    07 november 2001 10:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Men's National Volleyball League champions, General Service Unit (GSU), will represent the country in next year's Africa Club Championship. Full text...

  • No referee from Cote d'Ivoire in the CAN 2002
    06 november 2001 23:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- No referee from Cote d'Ivoire was selected to officiate the football matches of the African Cup of Nation (ACN) which begins 19 January in Mali, national television reported Monday night in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Why Kenya suffered double loss in Castle tourney
    06 november 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When Tanzania's "Taifa Stars" rudely brought down their Kenyan counterparts, "Harambee Stars" in the final of the Castle Cup tournament in Mwanza, the Kenya soccer fraternity demanded the removal of coach Reinhardt Fabisch. Full text...

  • Mali, Senegal qualify for Cabral tournament semi-finals
    06 november 2001 21:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's national team in group A Monday qualified for the semi-finals of the 17th Amilcar Cabral football tournament. Full text...

  • Ghanaian policemen face manslaughter charges for stadium disaster
    06 november 2001 19:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Six Ghanaian police officers are to be charged with manslaughter for their role in the 9 May Accra Sports Stadium disaster, which claimed 126 lives. Full text...

  • Africa's Zone II Sports Ministers Meet in Bamako
    06 november 2001 19:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's Health Minister, Fatoumata Nafo Traore, who is also acting Sports minister, has urged member states of the High Council for Sports in Africa to pay up their contributions to the council. Full text...

  • Kenya unveils Challenge Cup training programme
    06 november 2001 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's senior national team, the Harambee Stars, embark on residential training in Nairobi from 26 November ahead of December's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Telkom, GSU clinch league crowns
    06 november 2001 17:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Telkom Kenya (women) and General Service Unit (men) are the new national league's champions in volleyball. Full text...

  • Training course for 16 local coaches in Benin
    06 november 2001 16:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Sixteen local basketball coaches are participating (from 5-16 November) in a national training and retraining course organised by the Benin National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSB). Full text...

  • Senegal into semi-finals of Amilcar Cabral Cup
    06 november 2001 16:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's B football team Monday trounced Cape Verde 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the 17th edition of the Amilcar Cabral Zone II finals taking place in Mali. Full text...

  • Results of the 5th round of Tunisian championship
    05 november 2001 23:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The following are the results of the 5th round of the Tunisian first division football championship played over the weekend: C. Full text...

  • Kinshasa hosts "World Solidarity" marathon
    05 november 2001 23:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least 70 runners participated in Sunday's 50-km "World Solidarity" marathon organised in Kinshasa by the Democratic Republic of Congo's Athletics Federation and the German embassy. Full text...

  • Nigerian governor lavishes 25,000 dollars on Ghana's Black Stars
    05 november 2001 20:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Nigeria's River State governor gave Ghana's national soccer team, Black Stars, 25,000 dollars at a reception after the Nigerians humbled Ghana 3-0 in the final World Cup qualifier five months ago, a Ghanaian newspaper reported on Monday. Full text...

  • ICC assigns top coach to Kenya
    05 november 2001 18:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In its bid to help Kenya prepare for the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has dispatched a top class coach, Bob Woolmer, to Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenya to host continental handball tourney
    05 november 2001 16:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will host the inaugural Africa Challenge Cup in handball in January 2002, Kenya Amateur Handball Association (KAHA) chairman F. Full text...

  • Djoliba's coach resigns
    05 november 2001 14:20:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The head coach of Bamako's Djoliba Athletic football club, Burkina's Idrissa Traore, has resigned his appointment, the private newspaper, "Le Soir de Bamako" reported Monday. Full text...

  • Police lift Kenya Volleyball title
    05 november 2001 12:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police General Service Unit (GSU) Sunday stunned four-time champs Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), beating the latter 3-1 to emerge 2001 winners of the country's First Division Volleyball championship. Full text...

  • Goldfields plunge to bottom of Ghanaian league
    05 november 2001 12:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Obuasi Goldfields plunged Sunday to the bottom of premier football league table when they were deducted nine points by the Ghana Football Association for fielding an unregistered player and failing to honour a league match. Full text...

  • Benin championship's 4th day results
    05 november 2001 10:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are scores record on the fourth day play in Benin's Division One football championship: Group A: Buffle - Etoile : 3-1 Panthère-Cavaliers : 2-1 Group B: Dragon - Vautour : 3-1 UNB - Tatapouranou : 1-0 The matches between Lions and Soleil and between Requins vs Asja were postponed to a later date. Full text...

  • Zambia snatch women's and men's trophies in Botswana
    05 november 2001 08:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian men's and women's volleyball teams were at the weekend crowned new champions of the Zone Six Africa Volleyball Association at the end of a tournament in Botswana. Full text...

  • Tripoli to host 23rd African Judo Championship
    04 november 2001 19:34:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- About 15 teams are expected to participate in the 23rd African Judo championship starting in Tripoli, Libya on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs reach South Africa's Coca-Cola Cup final
    04 november 2001 17:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs made it to the two million Rand South African Coca-Cola Cup final Sunday after beating Santos 4-2 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenberg. Full text...

  • South African boxer Baloyi loses featherweight title
    04 november 2001 10:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Phillip the "time bomb" Ndou failed to explode but still managed to outpoint Casius Baloyi in a 12-round WBU Catchweight fight Saturday at Carnival City. Full text...

  • Sundowns beat Angola's Petro Atletico 2-0
    04 november 2001 10:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns found the net twice to beat Angola's Petro Atletico in a first leg African Champions League semi-final played on Saturday at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates outwit Wits University to win 2-1
    03 november 2001 18:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Frenchman Jean-Yves Kerjean, the new Orlando Pirates coach, got two new things on Saturday - his first away win for the Pirates against a gutsy Wits University at Kanyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit and his first red card. Full text...

  • Commonwealth body bolsters African pugilists
    03 november 2001 16:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) conference in Nairobi that saw the council agree to include 27 East African boxers in its rankings, is a step in the right direction. Full text...

  • Eleven clubs for Cups tourney
    03 november 2001 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eleven teams have confirmed participation in next month's Africa Cup Winners women's volleyball tournament in Nairobi. Full text...

  • USM Algiers stretch lead in Algerian championship
    03 november 2001 14:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- USM Algiers stretched their lead in the Algerian first division football championship after beating Mouloudia Constantine 3-1 on the ninth day of play Friday. Full text...

  • Organisers call off Mombasa Marathon
    03 november 2001 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan athletics authorities have cancelled the Mombasa Safari Half Marathon after sponsors failed to meet the stipulated requirements. Full text...

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