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  • Four teams in stadium's inauguration tournament
    09 october 2001 19:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- National football teams from Gambia, Mali, Morocco and South Africa will participate in tournament beginning Friday to mark the inauguration of Bamako's 26 March Stadium, where the opening and final matches of the 23rd finals of the African Cup of Nations (ACN) would be held. Full text...

  • Coton Sport widen lead in Cameroonian championship
    08 october 2001 13:41:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Coton Sport of Garoua Sunday extended their lead to four points at the top of the Cameroonian First Division football championship after beating Union Douala 1-0 on the 28th day of play. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Berger moves closer to African Champions semi
    08 october 2001 13:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representative in the African Soccer Champions League, Julius Berger, pipped visiting DR Congo TP Mazembe 1-0 Sunday, to brighten its chances of reaching the semi-final of the competition. Full text...

  • Challenge Cup finalists tussle over venue
    08 october 2001 12:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A dispute over the match venue has taken centre stage as Premier League sides Mathare United and AFC Leopards brace for Wednesday's Moi Golden Cup final in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Kenya to host CAVB championships
    08 october 2001 12:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) has nominated Kenya to host this year's Africa Women's Cup Winners tournament slated for 10-17 December. Full text...

  • Hassania leads Moroccan championship
    08 october 2001 11:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hassania of Agadir maintained their unshaken perch at the top of the Moroccan premier league when they beat Kawkab Marrakech 1-0 Sunday, on the third day of play. Full text...

  • Government bails out Benin football association
    08 october 2001 11:22:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Youth, Sports and Recreation minister Valentin Aditi Houde on Sunday made a grant of 20 million francs CFA (27,700 US dollars) to the national football association. Full text...

  • League matches spring surprises
    08 october 2001 09:21:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Surprising results emerged at the weekend in Namibia's Tafel Lager Premiership, with most fancied sides failing to deliver, even as non-starters held their own. Full text...

  • Esperance, Sundowns draw in Champions League
    08 october 2001 09:07:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Esperance Sportive of Tunisia were held to a goalless draw by South Africa's Sundowns FC in their fifth round Group A African Champions League match played Saturday at the El Menzah stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Namibia's disabled athletes in national championships
    08 october 2001 08:58:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 70 disabled Namibian athletes competed Sunday in several disciplines in the National Championships held at Windhoek's Independence Stadium. Full text...

  • Haile Gebrselassie breaks new ground in Bristol, England
    08 october 2001 08:17:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Ethiopia's 10,000m World Champion Haile Gebrselassie has broken new ground in his long distance running career by winning his first-ever world half-marathon race in Bristol, England. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Japan draw 2-2 in soccer friendly
    07 october 2001 18:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and Japan drew 2-2 in an international soccer friendly played in Southampton, England on Sunday. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs in Coca-Cola Cup quarter final
    07 october 2001 16:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs struggled to beat Hellenic 1- 0 in their Coca Cola Cup qualifier at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ajax Cape Town knock out Orlando Pirates in Coca Cola Cup
    07 october 2001 14:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two first half goals by Ajax Cape Town were enough to boot Orlando Pirates out of the Coca Cola Cup in the first of two matches at Newlands Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • Ghana, Togo for Nigerian Rugby Championship
    07 october 2001 10:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The national men's Rugby teams of Ghana and Togo have confirmed their participation in the first Abuja International Rugby Championship scheduled for the Nigerian capital 25 October, organisers said. Full text...

  • Coca-Cola Cup game abandoned over ticket dispute
    06 october 2001 16:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of South African football fans were disappointed Saturday after visiting Golden Arrows abandoned their Coca Cola Cup qualifier against Santos, over gate-taking dispute. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Japan friendly match on course
    05 october 2001 15:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The friendly football match between Nigeria and Japan, scheduled for Southampton in England on Sunday, remained intact following the settlement of disagreements over Nigerian players' match bonus, national football officials said. Full text...

  • Yaounde to host international half-marathon
    05 october 2001 10:55:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Three hundred athletes from several countries are expected to participate in the fifth Yaounde international half-marathon on 13 October. Full text...

  • Namibia still looking for national soccer coach
    05 october 2001 07:55:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Football Association's Secretary General Alfeus Gawaseb has said that the soccer controlling body has not yet found a replacement for Ted Dumitru as Brave Warriors coach. Full text...

  • Why African youth teams do better than their seniors
    04 october 2001 23:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At the just-ended FIFA under-17 tournament in Trinidad and Tobago France beat Nigeria 3-0 to lift the youth cup but, of significance for Africa was Nigeria making it to the final, coupled with the exploits of Burkina Faso and Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya football authorities drop deputy coaches
    04 october 2001 22:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In an apparent move to cut down on costs, the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has dropped two deputy national coaches. Full text...

  • Nigeria's U-17 Team Arrives
    04 october 2001 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's national under-17 soccer team returned to Lagos late Wednesday, after a silver-winning performance at the ninth World Under-17 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. Full text...

  • University awards top sports personalities
    04 october 2001 11:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African hockey player Sophie Mayer and basketball star Quintin Denyssen were crowned sportswoman and sportsman of the year, respectively, at the University of the Witwatersrand's annual sports awards dinner Wednesday night in Cape Town. Full text...

  • National team hailed for winning regional trophy
    04 october 2001 09:25:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Speaker of Parliament, Roberto de Almeida said Angola's capturing of the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup brought "honours to the national team and sports in the country and makes people vibrate". Full text...

  • International Beach Soccer Tournament planned for Mauritius
    03 october 2001 23:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- French former football star, Eric Cantona plans to organise an international beach soccer tournament in Mauritius in 2002, the regional news agency MATERA, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Castle Cup
    03 october 2001 21:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top football action resumes Friday in Kenya when national coach Reinhardt Fabisch names the squad to this month's four-nation Castle Cup tournament slated for 24-27 October in the Tanzanian towns of Arusha and Mwanza. Full text...

  • Internal wrangling rocks Kenyan club
    03 october 2001 19:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top-flight Kenyan football club, Mathare United, is in the thick of an internal quarrel pitting management against two players. Full text...

  • Tanzania's sports marred by incompetence and corruption
    03 october 2001 15:42:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Corruption and poor administration are standing on the way to Tanzania's road to sporting excellence, government authorities say. Full text...

  • KPBC ought take blame for Kenyan boxer's debacle
    02 october 2001 20:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When heavyweight boxer Joseph Akhasamba took issue with the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) for failing to organise sparring fights ahead of his world title defence, the commission ignored him. Full text...

  • Ticket sales for Manchester 2002 launched
    01 october 2001 22:17:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The first phase of ticket sales for next year's Commonwealth Games scheduled for Manchester, UK, has been launched 297 days ahead of the scheduled date. Full text...

  • DR Congo shortlists 58 players for CAN 2002
    01 october 2001 19:25:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo Football Association has named 58 players including 16 professionals, from which to draw up the national team for the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Liberia names 28-man squad for CAN 2002
    01 october 2001 17:42:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has named a 28-man squad for the African Cup of Nations 2002, comprising local and foreign based players, according to a listing published by dailies here Monday. Full text...

  • Hearts stretch lead as Kotoko stumble
    01 october 2001 17:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Hearts of Oak stretched their lead to eight points in Ghana's Premier Football League when they beat Ghapoha 2-0 and their closest rivals Kotoko stumbled as they lost 0-1 to Okwawu United at home. Full text...

  • Warriors Narrow Gap With League Leaders
    01 october 2001 16:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian premier league fight between leaders Nkana United FC and Kabwe Warriors entered a more interesting phase at the weekend when the gap between them narrowed to three points. Full text...

  • Zambia prepares judokas for Nigerian tournament
    01 october 2001 13:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Green buffaloes won the judo cup by collecting nine points in a trial contest organised over the weekend to pick Zambia's provisional team for an international open tournament to held in Nigeria later this month. Full text...

  • Young Africans fail to electrify fans
    30 september 2001 20:17:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's new mainland soccer champs, Simba SC, Sunday stopped a determined Young Africans (Yanga) side in their tracks with a 1-1 draw. Full text...

  • SA Soccer League: Orlando Pirates 0 Moroka Swallows 0
    30 september 2001 18:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African defending soccer League champions, Orlando Pirates were held to a goalless draw by Moroka Swallows Sunday in a tightly contested game. Full text...

  • Angola wins COSAFA Cup
    30 september 2001 16:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Angola Sunday clinched the sub-regional COSAFA football Cup, after defeating host and defending champions Zimbabwe 1-0 at the final match played in Harare. Full text...

  • Kenya poised for big-time international cricket
    30 september 2001 13:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Is Kenya skilled enough to be granted a cricket test status? This is the question local observers of the game are asking themselves after a number of lacklustre performances by the national team in recently. Full text...

  • Pressure mounts on East Africa over Senior Challenge Cup
    30 september 2001 12:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As the soccer governing bodies of three East African countries struggle for survival against a backdrop of charges of corruption and mismanagement, the question uppermost in the minds of the region's soccer fans is whether the region will retain the eastern and central African cup that Uganda won last year. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Motor Sport Association to go international
    29 september 2001 17:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Motor Sport Association (EMSA) which begins its new season on Sunday, said it would transform the erstwhile local highland rally into an international event, possibly by the end of January 2002. Full text...

  • Bush Bucks Beat Free State Stars 2-0 in League Match
    29 september 2001 16:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Bush Bucks scored twice in the second half to beat visiting Free State Stars 2-0 at the East London Stadium in a premier league match Saturday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to host athletics contest
    29 september 2001 10:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At least 10,000 athletes from various parts of the world are expected to participate in a 10-km race in Ethiopia on 25 November to give the new sporting year a pulsating start. Full text...

  • Angolan soccer team leaves for Harare
    28 september 2001 22:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's national soccer team left Luanda Friday for Harare where it meets Zimbabwe in Sunday's return leg final of the COSAFA/Castle lager Cup. Full text...

  • Zambian referees under test for FIFA rating
    28 september 2001 16:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Football authorities in Zambia will Saturday select 14 worthy referees to be included in the 2002 panel of FIFA, the world soccer governing body. Full text...

  • Thieves break into KAAA office
    28 september 2001 12:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thieves Wednesday night broke into the Kenya Amateur Athletic Association (KAAA) head office in Nairobi and stole office equipment including computers and phone sets worth 2. Full text...

  • Simba new soccer champs in Tanzania
    27 september 2001 21:10:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Simba Sports Club emerged Thursday the undisputed winner of this year's Tanzania mainland premier league after failing to regain the title for five years in a row. Full text...

  • Terrorism fear grips fans before France vs Algeria match
    27 september 2001 20:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The soccer match between France and Algeria, planned for 6 October at Stade de France, has been described as a "high-risk clash" by the French Football Association. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe banks on culture to overcome Angola
    27 september 2001 17:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe hosts Angola for the regional Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup soccer final Sunday, in a match the home side will also be banking on the strength of the country's cultural tradition for success in addition to players' footballing skills. Full text...

  • League leaders widen gap at the top
    27 september 2001 12:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian premier football league leaders, Nkana United, have opened a six-point lead at the top of the table after they thumped Roan United 1-0 in a mid-week fixture. Full text...

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