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  • Namibia among Africa's best 20
    19 september 2001 20:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the country's relative inactivity in the last two months, Namibia still ranks among the world's top 100 in the game of football. Full text...

  • Kenyan volleyball to leave for Croatia Thursday
    19 september 2001 14:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Twelve Kenyan volleyball players are scheduled to leave Nairobi Thursday night for Croatia to participate in the 22-30 September Girls' World Youth Championship. Full text...

  • Nigerian Paralympic Dies
    19 september 2001 13:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian paralympic Edith Nzuruike has died after a protracted illness, according to officials of the country's Special Sports Federation. Full text...

  • Tergat included in Kenyan Marathon team
    19 september 2001 12:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Five-time former World cross-country champion Paul Tergat is among the nine Kenyan athletes picked for next month's World Half Marathon Championship in Bristol, England. Full text...

  • Babayaro invited for Nigeria-Japan soccer friendly
    19 september 2001 11:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has called up 18 professionals for a friendly soccer match against Japan in London 7 October to begin the team's preparations for the 2002 African Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Squabble keeps Namibians off world marathon
    18 september 2001 21:28:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- In the face of a feud between two local sports bodies, it has emerged that no Namibian athlete would compete in the World Half Marathon Championships scheduled for 6 October in Bristol, England. Full text...

  • FIFA to finance a training centre in Praia
    18 september 2001 21:28:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has decided to finance the building of a training centre as well as an office for the Cape Verdian Football Federation (CFF), CFF sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Namibian, Nigerian women to meet in friendly tie
    18 september 2001 20:03:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Nigeria's women's football team is due in Windhoek next week for a friendly match with their Namibian counterparts. Full text...

  • Slum boys give hope to depressed Kenyan soccer
    18 september 2001 19:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Started about 10 years ago by Undugu Society, a Kenyan Catholic Church organisation, as a way of rehabilitating street urchins in the sprawling Mathare Valley slum area in Nairobi, the Mathare Football Club has baffled the country's soccer fraternity. Full text...

  • Ghana FA chairman says corruption was killing local soccer
    18 september 2001 13:50:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association's Chairman, Ben Kuofie has accused the country's soccer administration of malpractice that had led to stagnation in the discipline. Full text...

  • Mediterranean games end successfully in Tunis
    17 september 2001 23:44:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The 14th Mediterranean Games (MG) hosted by Tunisia from 2 to 15 September ended Saturday in a blaze of glory at the new 7 November Olympics Stadium of Rades in the southern suburbs of Tunis. Full text...

  • Dakar hosts jumping course
    17 september 2001 22:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Associations of Athletics Federation's regional athletics centre of Dakar will from 23 September to 6 October hold a jumping course, an official communiqué said Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • 20 boxers start training camp Tuesday
    17 september 2001 21:38:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Twenty boxers from the National Boxing Development Programme (NBDP) are to start a 10-day training camp Tuesday to prepare for an international friendly tournament against Botswana. Full text...

  • Soccer idol snubs coaching overture
    17 september 2001 21:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian football idol, Kalusha Bwalya, has reportedly turned down an offer from the Football Association of Zambia to drill the national team together with former trainer Roald Poulsen ahead of the Mali 2002 African Nations Cup. Full text...

  • Namibians do well in desert adventure challenge
    17 september 2001 21:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian pair of Russel Paschke and Conrad Pool ended a gruelling 223-km Desert Adventure Challenge in second place, four hours after the overall winner. Full text...

  • Namibia cricket to expand its operations
    17 september 2001 21:01:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Efforts by the Namibia Cricket Board to develop the sport among the country's formerly disadvantaged communities have received praise from local and international quarters. Full text...

  • Namibia's chess championship results
    17 september 2001 20:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Champion Helmut Leichner and Charles Eichab shared the spoils in the Namibian Closed Chess Championship that took place in the capital over the weekend. Full text...

  • Zambia, DR Congo in wrangle over players
    17 september 2001 20:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A dispute has erupted between Zambian and DR Congo football officials over the nationality of some key players, with the latter threatening to take the matter to the world football governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • Namibia stages cycle tour October end
    17 september 2001 20:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian Cycle Tour is expected to draw more than 1,000 cyclists when it pedals off in October in the capital Windhoek. Full text...

  • Nigeria Football Association Reacts To U-17 Team's Victories
    17 september 2001 16:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association says it is watching with "cautious optimism" the performance of the country's Under-17 team in the current FIFA U-17 World Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. Full text...

  • Amateur Sides Hold Their Own In Mosi Cup
    17 september 2001 15:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian premier side, Mufulira Wanderers, met their Waterloo in the capital when they were thumped 4-2 on post-match penalties by City of Lusaka FC in the Mosi Cup tournament at the weekend. Full text...

  • KFF secretary Haji quits as Govt intensifies pressure
    17 september 2001 13:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Football Federation's Secretary-general Hassan Haji has resigned two days after Heritage and Sports minister, Francis Nyenze, directed the troubled national soccer body to suspend him. Full text...

  • First round results of Moroccan league
    17 september 2001 13:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Following are results of first round matches of the Moroccan football championship played Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • Kotoko sink Hearts to improve chance of league success
    17 september 2001 13:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kumasi's Asante Kotoko on Sunday beat arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 2-0 in Kumasi to boost their chances of winning this year's Ghana Premier football league trophy. Full text...

  • Angola, Zimbabwe draw in Cosafa Cup
    17 september 2001 11:16:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's national football team on Sunday held Angola to a 0-0 draw at Luanda in the first leg of the regional COSAFA Cup final. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Airlines to sponsor Horn of Africa tour
    17 september 2001 10:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A 37 year-old Ethiopian male cyclist presently residing in Italy, Tibebe Tadesse, is preparing to tour the Horn of Africa beginning November 2001. Full text...

  • Jomo Cosmos beats Moroka Swallows in league champion meet
    17 september 2001 08:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Moroka Swallows unbeaten run in the South African premier soccer league came to an end Sunday after a 0-2 loss to Jomo Cosmos at Rand Stadium. Full text...

  • Black Africa draws with Orlando Pirates
    15 september 2001 20:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Orlando Pirates and Black Africa drew 2-2 in a match played at Windhoek's Ramblers Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon's new soccer coach expected in Yaounde Saturday
    15 september 2001 17:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's new national soccer coach, Winfried Schaffer, will officially take up his post next Thursday, sources close to the youth and sports ministry said. Full text...

  • Cecafa releases Senior Challenge Cup fixtures
    15 september 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eritrea will play Kenya in the opening match of this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament on 8 December in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • French football federation accused of piracy
    14 september 2001 23:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A Cameroonian soccer researcher has accused French Football Federation officials of pirating the results of his research and has lodged a reparations complaint with the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

  • France-based Malians prepare for ACN 2002
    14 september 2001 23:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The High Council of Malians based abroad intends to fly 400 young Malians from Paris to Bamako to witness the finals of the 2002 African Cup of Nations to be staged in several towns in the West African country. Full text...

  • Soccer fever extends to countryside this weekend
    14 september 2001 15:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Soccer fever spreads to rural Zambia this weekend as the more inclusive and highly lucrative Mosi Cup tournament enters round six. Full text...

  • Benin swimming trainers prepare for Athens
    14 september 2001 13:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Twenty swimming trainers from Benin are attending a week-long training workshop in Cotonou to prepare for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Full text...

  • Government orders suspension of football executive
    14 september 2001 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sports minister Francis Nyenze has ordered the suspension of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) secretary-general, Hassan Haji. Full text...

  • Zoe Mitchell out of desert challenge
    13 september 2001 22:37:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian 'Iron Lady' Zoe Mitchell, will not defend her title at this year's Desert Adventure Challenge taking place along the Skeleton Coast this weekend. Full text...

  • Weekend football bonanza across Namibia
    13 september 2001 20:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Football action in the prestigious Tafel Lager Premier League will revert to various stadiums across Namibia this weekend. Full text...

  • Zambian judokas to fight in Nigeria
    13 september 2001 12:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to send a team of judokas to Nigeria to participate in an October international open tournament to be held there. Full text...

  • Namibia, Botswana compete in track and field Saturday
    13 september 2001 11:49:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Amateur Athletic Union (NAAU) will stage an open track and field meet on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Full text...

  • Africa begins to feel the pinch of "foot drain"
    13 september 2001 11:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Call it "foot drain," soccer talent drain, player flight or what you will, but the mass movement of African players to pursue professional careers in Europe is becoming a major stumbling block in the continent's soccer development. Full text...

  • Anger as Kenya withdraws from qualifier
    13 september 2001 10:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- To the chagrin of local sports fraternity, Kenya has pulled out of next week's World Cup qualifier in France. Full text...

  • GFA chair worried about preparation for CAN 2002
    12 september 2001 20:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana would rather forget reclaiming the Africa Cup of Nations trophy if local club officials are unwilling to let their players prepare for the forthcoming tournament in Mali, Ghana Football Association chairman Ben Koufie has said. Full text...

  • Osam recalls Ishmael Addo to Black Stars camp
    12 september 2001 20:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Black Stars caretaker coach, Fred Osam Duodu, on Wednesday recalled Ghana's striker Ishmael Addo, in a 22-man home-based squad to prepare for the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Mali next January. Full text...

  • CAF Lifts Ban On Accra Sports Stadium
    12 september 2001 20:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has lifted the ban it had imposed on Accra Sports Stadium last December. Full text...

  • Zambia names strong team for Nairobi event
    12 september 2001 16:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zambia has entered a strong team to October's Nairobi invitational swimming gala at the Moi International Sports Centre at Kasarani suburb in the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Kenya to reduce athletics agents
    12 september 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) has revisited its perennial war with athletics agents, insisting that their number should be reduced to six. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism and corruption the bane of Kenyan football
    11 september 2001 14:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world sports map but thanks to politics, the country keeps in the shadows when it comes to the king sport, football. Full text...

  • Politics, tribalism, corruption the bane of Kenyan soccer
    11 september 2001 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Athletics and, to a lesser degree, cricket have no doubt placed Kenya on the world map of sports. Full text...

  • Leopards, Ulinzi in Moi Cup semi-finals
    11 september 2001 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's former national soccer champions, AFC Leopards and Ulinzi, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Moi Golden Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Cameroonian assistant coach optimistic after ACN draw
    10 september 2001 21:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A member of the Cameroonian national football team's coaching staff, Jean Manga Ongene, has said that his side has prospects of qualifying for the second round of the 2002 African Cup of Nations (ACN) finals in Mali. Full text...

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