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  • Record fee awaits Gebrselassie at next year's London race
    31 october 2001 22:21:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, the world's greatest ever track distance runner, will land a record fee of 350,000 pounds (508,970 US dollars) when he makes his marathon debut at the Flora Marathon in London on 14 April next year. Full text...

  • FIFA finances construction of Botswana training centre
    31 october 2001 12:13:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The International Federation of Football Associations will finance the construction of a technical centre and training camp in Botswana, the country's soccer governing body has announced. Full text...

  • Zambia eyes South African coach for national side
    31 october 2001 08:31:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Zambia has made moves towards acquiring the coaching services of Gordon Igesund, coach of Santos, to help strengthen their senior national side ahead of the 2002 Cup of African Nations. Full text...

  • Hassania of Agadir consolidate league lead
    30 october 2001 23:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The undisputed leader of the Moroccan Soccer League, Hassania of Agadir, confirmed Sunday their supremacy after beating the runner-up Raja of Casablanca 2-0. Full text...

  • Rwandan coach attends world tennis workshop
    30 october 2001 22:10:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A Rwandan national is currently attending a world tennis workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, official sources confirmed Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Kenya sports council wants Fabisch fired
    30 october 2001 13:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national soccer coach Reinhardt Fabisch has come under severe criticism following his team's debacle in the recent four-nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Zambia to play Morocco in ACN preparatory matches
    30 october 2001 11:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to play Morocco next month as part of preparations for the African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Mali from 19 January to 10 February. Full text...

  • Nigeria invites 25 for friendly with Jamaica
    30 october 2001 10:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian head coach Amodu Shaibu has named a 22-member grade B team for an international soccer friendly against Jamaica to be held in London 7 November. Full text...

  • Beninese premier league: Day 3 results
    29 october 2001 21:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the results of third day matches in Benin's First Division football championship, played at the weekend: Group A Mogas-Cavaliers 2-0 Energie-Panthères 1-1 The matches between Asco and Buffles and Postel versus Variété were postponed to a later date. Full text...

  • Coton Sport, Kumbo Strikers bow out
    29 october 2001 19:13:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian club sides Coton Sport of Garoua and Kumbo Strikers, were Sunday respectively flushed out of the CAF and Cup Winners Cup competitions by their Tunisian and Angolan counterparts. Full text...

  • Third round results of Benin's league
    29 october 2001 16:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Following are the third round results of Benin's ongoing first division football championship after matches played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Ivorian premier donates 15 million FCFA to national team
    29 october 2001 16:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan has donated 15 million FCFA (20,270 US dollars) for his country's national football team preparing for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya's defeat reflects declining soccer standards
    29 october 2001 14:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's defeat by Tanzania during the four-nation Castle Cup final in Mwanza over the weekend has brought into sharp focus factors contributing to declining soccer standards in the country. Full text...

  • Honda team takes championship again in motor rally
    29 october 2001 13:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former national production car champion Curt Alchin, secured the class B title of the 2001 Midas Production Car Championship in South Africa this weekend, when he drove his Total AMG Honda Ballade V-Tec to win the second place in rounds 19 and 20 in East London. Full text...

  • Kaiser Chiefs through to African Cup final
    29 october 2001 12:28:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- South Africa's Kaiser Chiefs are through to the final of the African Cup Winners' Cup after beating Club Africain of Tunisia 1-0 in the return semi-final played Saturday at the El Menzah stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Benin's tennis championship starts 2 November
    29 october 2001 11:31:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national amateur tennis championship will be held 2-3 November. Full text...

  • Bafana prepare for CAN 2002 in Mali
    29 october 2001 09:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Bafana hopefuls from the local Premier Soccer League assembled Monday for a three-day camp in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations in Mali beginning next year. Full text...

  • Al-Ahli wins Libyan basketball championship
    28 october 2001 14:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Tripoli team Al-Ahli has won the 2000/2001 Libyan basketball championship, after beating rival Al-Ittihad 103-95 Friday. Full text...

  • Veteran stars line up for Ethiopian race
    28 october 2001 13:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Past and present Olympic and world champions are among runners registered for a 10-km "Value Your Life" race billed for 25 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Groebelaar loses coaching job
    28 october 2001 10:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Groebelaar was Saturday fired from his coaching job at Pretoria-based Supersport United football club. Full text...

  • Madagascar beats Cameroon, qualifies for 3rd round
    28 october 2001 09:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Madagascar Saturday beat Cameroon 30- 24 in Yaounde to win its ticket to the third round of the 2003 Rugby World Cup preliminaries. Full text...

  • Stiff contest for Liberian football office bearers
    27 october 2001 19:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian Football Association Saturday went to the polls to elect a new corps of officials in what may turn out to be the most contested elections in the 65 years history of the body. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe fails to send team to Bangui
    27 october 2001 18:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Under-19 women's national soccer team Saturday pulled out of next year's World Cup after it failed to raise funding to travel to the Central Africa Republic for a qualifying match. Full text...

  • Taifa Stars are Castle Lager Cup champs
    27 october 2001 18:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's national soccer team, Taifa Stars, Saturday lifted the prestigious regional Castle Lager Cup for the first time after whipping Kenya's Harambee Stars 3-1 in a thrilling match in Mwanza City on the shores of Lake Victoria. Full text...

  • Gbagbo donates 20 million FCFA to Ivorian team
    27 october 2001 15:34:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has donated 20 million FCFA (27,209 dollars) to assist his national soccer team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • South African women's soccer team in Zambia
    27 october 2001 14:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South Africa's Under-19 women soccer team, 'Banyana-Banyana', is in Lusaka ready for their encounter against Zambia on Sunday. Full text...

  • Twelve Kenyans attain CBC rankings
    27 october 2001 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Twelve Kenyan boxers have attained the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) rankings. Full text...

  • JS Kabylie qualifies for CAF cup final
    26 october 2001 22:38:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's JS Kabylie on Friday defeated Cote d'Ivoire's Africa Sports 2-0 in Algiers to qualify for the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) cup. Full text...

  • Cameroon plays Madagascar Saturday
    26 october 2001 21:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's national rugby team takes on Madagascar on Saturday in the second leg of qualifying matches for the 2003 World Cup finals to be held in Australia. Full text...

  • CAF ban looms over Kenya for unpaid dues
    26 october 2001 12:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya risks suspension by the African Football Confederation (CAF) should it fail to pay 1. Full text...

  • Kenyan team defends win as ICC probes match
    26 october 2001 11:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A week since the International Cricket Council (ICC) began probing a one-day international in which Kenya beat India by 70 wickets in South Africa, captain Maurice Odumbe and coach Sandip Patel have been striving to set the record straight. Full text...

  • Mali confirms to host "Amilcal Cabral" tournament
    25 october 2001 23:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian Football Federation confirmed in Bamako Thursday that it would host the eight-nation "Amilcal Cabral" tournament from 3-11 November. Full text...

  • Liberia, Egypt play friendly on 7 November
    25 october 2001 20:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has accepted an invitation from Egypt for a friendly match on 7 November in Cairo, FA president Edwin Snowe confirmed Thursday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Zambia begins preparations for Nations Cup finals
    25 october 2001 14:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia Wednesday kicked off preparations for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, with coach Jan Brouwer conceding that his squad needed even more training to be ready for the challenge in Mali. Full text...

  • Taifa, Harambee Stars face off in Castle Cup tourney
    24 october 2001 23:31:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's national football team, Taifa Stars, Wednesday made a sensational comeback into international soccer by beating Simba of the DR Congo 4-2 in the 2001 Castle Lager Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Congolese Boxers for Afro-Asian Games
    24 october 2001 21:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Les Simba, the national boxing team of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been invited to take part in the three-day Afro-Asian Games opening 17 November in New Delhi, India. Full text...

  • DRC boxers invited to African-Asian games
    24 october 2001 19:11:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Pugilists from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been invited to participate in the 17-19 November African-Asian Games in New Delhi, India, according the national coach, Tshibanda Wata. Full text...

  • Govt tells federations to seek funds elsewhere
    24 october 2001 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports federations in Kenya have been advised to fend for themselves instead of looking up to the over- stretched government kitty. Full text...

  • Vita Club of Kinshasa become champion of DR Congo
    23 october 2001 19:23:00
    Kinsasha- DR Congo (PANA) -- Vita Club of Kinsasha was crowned champion of Congo after defeating Veti Club of Matadi 3-0 in the final match of national competitions. Full text...

  • Abidjan's ASEC Mimosa stranded in Angola
    23 october 2001 18:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's soccer champions, Asec Mimosa, are still stranded in Luanda for lack of an aircraft to take them back to Abidjan after last Sunday's match against hosts Petro Athletico in the African Champions League. Full text...

  • Champions League jinx hits Nigeria yet again
    23 october 2001 17:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African football Champions League reached its penultimate stage at the weekend with very telling revelations, not least among which was the Nigerian jinx. Full text...

  • Nairobi hits Kampala in cities contest
    23 october 2001 13:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi surprised Kampala with a 15-12 point victory in the first leg of the inter-cities boxing tournament over the weekend. Full text...

  • ICC peers into Kenya's hockey victory
    22 october 2001 14:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Even as Kenyans celebrate a sensational victory over India in the ongoing triangular tournament in South Africa, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is having second thoughts about the run of the match. Full text...

  • Kenya to play at four-nation tournament
    22 october 2001 12:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya national women's team have been invited to a four-nation hockey tournament in Zimbabwe next January, in which they will test their might against the hosts as well as Namibia and South Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya picks squad for Castle tourney
    22 october 2001 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four foreign-based professionals are in the final selection for Kenya's team at this week's four-Nation Castle Cup tournament in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Nigerian Team Crashes Out Of CAF Champions League
    21 october 2001 15:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Champions League continues to be elusive for Nigerian clubs after the country's representative in this year's competition, Julius Berger FC, crashed out of the League following a 1-0 away loss to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa Saturday. Full text...

  • Results of fifth round of Libyan championship
    21 october 2001 14:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are results of the Libyan national football championship after the fifth round of matches played Friday and Saturday: Ranking Pts P W N L GF GA 1) Al-Nasr 13 5 4 1 - 11 1 2) Al-Tahaddi 11 5 3 2 - 12 5 3) Al-Ittihad 10 5 3 1 1 10 6 4) Al-Madina 10 5 3 1 1 7 3 5) Rafik 9 5 2 3 - 6 4 6) Al-Mourouje 9 5 3 - 2 7 11 7) Al-Hilal 8 5 2 2 1 6 6 8) Al-Ahli 6 5 1 3 1 5 5 9) Al-Sawaed 6 5 2 - 3 5 6 10)Al-Swihli 6 5 1 3 1 2 3 11)Al-Olympique 5 5 1 2 2 1 4 12)Al-Wifak 4 5 1 1 3 7 6 13)Al-Thahra 4 5 1 1 3 4 5 14)Al-Akdhar 4 5 1 1 3 5 10 15)Al-Mahala 2 5 - 2 3 6 10 16)Al-Tirsana 1 5 - 1 4 4 3 Full text...

  • Customs Team To Represent Nigeria In Basketball Tourney
    21 october 2001 14:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Customs basketball club will represent Nigeria at the African female basketball tournament scheduled for Abidjan from 3-10 November, according to an official of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). Full text...

  • MCO still tops Algerian elite football league
    20 october 2001 13:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Mouloudia of Oran (MCO) kept to the top spot in the Algerian first division football championship following a 2-1 win over USM Blida on the seventh day of play last Thursday. Full text...

  • Government bails out Bissau Football Federation
    20 october 2001 11:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The government of Guinea Bissau has granted the country's national football federation 20 million CFA francs (about 27,410 US dollars), making it possible for its elite football championship to resume. Full text...

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