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  • Kenya's Oure to defend boxing title September
    18 august 2001 14:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan International Boxing Federation Intercontinental light middleweight champion, Achira Oure defends his crown in Spain next month. Full text...

  • World 10,000m champion Kimathi promoted
    18 august 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's world 10,000m champion Charles Kamathi has been promoted to a Police corporal. Full text...

  • Nigeria soccer coach to visit Japan, South Korea
    18 august 2001 11:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Chief Coach Shaibu Amodu is scheduled to travel to Japan and South Korea this weekend to assess facilities for the 2002 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by the two countries, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Niger hosts Zone III karate championship
    17 august 2001 15:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The fourth karate championship in Zone III of the Union of West African Karate Federations is underway in Niamey, Niger. Full text...

  • Thiam dedicates her gold medal to Senegal and Africa
    17 august 2001 08:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- "I dedicate my gold medal to the president, all Senegalese and to Africa," said Amy Mbacke Thiam, the new world champion in the 400m, Thursday. Full text...

  • Gold winner accorded grand welcome on arrival
    17 august 2001 08:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye Thursday led the nation to welcome home Amy Mbacke Thiam, the 400m world champion who won the country's first gold medal at last week's World Athletics Championships held in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Premier soccer league thrown into quandary
    16 august 2001 22:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's 2001 premier football league suffered a major blow Thursday after a five-year sponsorship deal signed between the government and a beer company at the beginning of the year collapsed. Full text...

  • Hearts close the gap on Kotoko
    16 august 2001 18:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian League defending champions, Accra Hearts of Oak narrowed the gap with rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko after defeating Liberty Professionals 4-2 in their outstanding match at the Accra Sports Stadium Wednesday. Full text...

  • Keep athletes' earnings secret, Kenyan press told
    16 august 2001 18:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan sports authorities Thursday appealed to the local press not to disclose athletes earnings to avoid jeopardising their security. Full text...

  • Kenya coach attributes Edmonton victory to teamwork, discipline
    16 august 2001 17:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Head coach, Dan Muchoki has attributed Kenya's success at the just-ended World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada, to good teamwork and discipline. Full text...

  • Sweden beats South Africa in friendly clash
    16 august 2001 08:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's football squad lost 0-3 to Sweden in a friendly match Wednesday night, which was billed as a warm up to next year's football World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Kenya's Gor Mahia in financial mire
    15 august 2001 11:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Financial troubles in Kenya's most celebrated football club, Gor Mahia, has reached a head with the abrupt resignation of chairman Fred Mwango and his replacement by Raj Binder Singh. Full text...

  • Organisers plan big for Nigerian golf championship
    15 august 2001 10:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Organisers of the 28th Nigerian Open Golf Championship, scheduled for 19-25 November in Abuja, have doubled the prize money to 500,000 dollars, half of the competition budget, as part of efforts to attract world-class players. Full text...

  • Botswana Sends Women's Team To Africa Softball Contest
    14 august 2001 23:11:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana will send only a women's team to the African Softball Cup of Nations championship slated for Kampala, Uganda, later this month. Full text...

  • Benin to take part in African Taekwondo Championship
    14 august 2001 15:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin would take part at the African Taekwondo Championship to hold 1-10 September in Dakar, Senegal, a source close to the Benin Taekwondo Federation said. Full text...

  • IAAF to refurbish Kenya's Nyayo Stadium
    14 august 2001 15:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is to refurbish the tartan track at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium. Full text...

  • Benin to take part in African Junior Championships
    14 august 2001 15:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A lone runner, Allassane Bentille, is representing Benin at the African Junior Athletics Championships that open Tuesday in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Namibian junior golfers tee off in Windhoek
    13 august 2001 20:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's SWABOU National Junior Golf Championships got underway on Monday with 50 youngsters teeing off at the Windhoek Country Club greens. Full text...

  • Angola are African Basketball Champions
    13 august 2001 20:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Angolan national men's team won the 21st edition of the African Basketball Championship after beating Algeria 78-68 on Sunday in Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Nigerian coach denies asking for pay rise
    13 august 2001 19:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's acting Chief Coach Shaibu Amodu Monday denied widely circulated reports that he had asked for a pay rise shortly after taking the country's national soccer side to the 2002 World Cup finals in July, even as he prepares to negotiate a new contract with his employers. Full text...

  • Bad day for Cameroonian league leaders
    13 august 2001 19:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 24th round of the Cameroonian firs division football championship played on Sunday saw all the three frontrunners lose in their respective matches. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Women Soccer Team Wallop Zimbabwe
    13 august 2001 18:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Nigeria's visiting women's national soccer team, the Super Falcons, walloped their host Zimbabwe 6-0 in a friendly international match at the weekend. Full text...

  • Jomo Cosmos advance to BP Top Eight semi-final
    13 august 2001 11:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Jomo Cosmos took the last available ticket to South Africa's BP Top Eight semi-final at the weekend with an emphatic 3-0 win over fancied Cape Town side, Santos. Full text...

  • African athletes bids Canada farewell with medals galore
    13 august 2001 10:58:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- African athletes Sunday bade Canada farewell bagging five medals on the last day of the World Athletics Championships held in Edmonton. Full text...

  • African Champions League results
    13 august 2001 09:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Full African Champions League first-round results of matches played over the weekend and leading goal scorers. Full text...

  • Total AMG Honda team triumphs in Welkom
    13 august 2001 09:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Total AMG Honda team reaffirmed its authority over Class B of the Midas Production Car Championship with a convincing performance in rounds 13 and 14 of the championship at Welkom's Phakisa Freeway at the weekend. Full text...

  • Four African marathon runners placed in top 20
    12 august 2001 19:27:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Romania's Lida Simon won the women's marathon Sunday at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton in which four African runners placed in the top 20 of the 42-km race through the streeets of this western Canadian city. Full text...

  • Holding of Indian Ocean games still deadlocked
    12 august 2001 15:12:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The opening of the games of the Indian Ocean Youth and Sports Commission (CJSOI) were still deadlocked Sunday morning in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's bronze saves Africa from medal-drought
    12 august 2001 10:15:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Ethiopian Ayelech Worku's third place finish Saturday in the 5000m race at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada, saved Africa's reputation from ending the day without booking a place on the winners' podium. Full text...

  • Visiting Esperans hold Sundowns held to a 0-0 draw
    11 august 2001 18:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sundowns of South Africa were held to a virgin tie Saturday by visiting Esperance of Tunisia in an African Champions League match at Loftus stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Kaizer Chiefs through to BP Top Eight semi final
    11 august 2001 18:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs scored a goal in each half against Ria Stars Saturday, to progress to the semi final of the BP Top Eight Cup in South Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya football authority comes under probe
    11 august 2001 16:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Heritage and Sports ministry has ordered a probe on the country's football federation (KFF). Full text...

  • Kenya's Limo wins 5000m tactical race
    11 august 2001 10:52:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Kenyan middle distance runner Richard Limo Friday night won the men's 5000m race with an impressive kick at 150 metres from the finish line to earn a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • African triple jumper wins silver, Mutola qualifies
    11 august 2001 09:57:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Cameroonian Francoise Mbango Etone won a silver Friday night in a hotly contested triple jump event at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Zambian fans write off squad ahead of Uganda match
    10 august 2001 10:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian rugby fans have expressed disquiet over the manner in which the national rugby football union has handled its team ahead of Saturday's crucial World Cup qualifying tie in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • National Olympic Committee defended
    10 august 2001 09:56:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- African officials within the Commonwealth and Olympic movements have rallied behind the Namibia National Olympic Committee in its ongoing feud with the National Sports Commission The two local sport bodies have been at each other's throat since the Commission demanded the resignation of Olymppic Committee President, Agnes Tjongarero and Secretary General, Daan Nel. Full text...

  • Medals elude African athletes in Thursday's contests
    10 august 2001 08:58:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- There were no medals for African athletes Thursday night during the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates start League defence with a win, but...
    09 august 2001 23:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football defending league champions Orlando Pirates defeated Bush Bucks 2-1 in their first league match Thursday at Johannesburg Stadium, but a cloud hangs over the eligibility of their Zambian striker Dennis Lota. Full text...

  • Cleric goes fund-raising for Mauritius athletes
    09 august 2001 23:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius priest Gerard Lajoie Thursday opened a bank account for collecting contributions to reward two of the country's athletes presently taking part in the World championships at Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Namibian to defend WBO title against Briton
    09 august 2001 22:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Namibian to meet Briton in WBO title defence
    09 august 2001 22:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Egypt qualify for semi-finals
    09 august 2001 17:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Egypt have qualified for the semi-finals of the African men's Basketball Championship being held in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Kotoko, Hearts maintain top spot
    09 august 2001 16:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and defending champions Accra Hearts of Oak maintained their top spots on Ghana's Premier Soccer League table on Wednesday after winning their respective penultimate matches of the first round. Full text...

  • Gold for Moroccan hurdler and Kenyan steeplechaser
    09 august 2001 14:51:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Morocco's Nezha Bidouane Wednesday shed tears of joy when she won a gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Kamathi beats Gebrselassie to win 10,000m race
    09 august 2001 12:43:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- In a second surprising defeat in as many days, Kenyan Charles Kamathi Wednesday won the 10,000m race by beating Olympic and four-time world champion Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Moroccan hurdler, Kenyan steeplechaser wind gold medals
    09 august 2001 12:31:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Morocco's Nezha Bidouane Wednesday shed tears of joy when she won a gold medal for her efforts in the women's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Veteran tennis players ready for action
    08 august 2001 19:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A record 62 players will take part in Namibian Veterans' Lawn Tennis tournament taking place in Swakopmund at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian soccer coaches for training in Holland
    08 august 2001 19:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four Nigerian football coaches are to attend an advanced course in the Netherlands from 18-29 August, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Don King sponsors Tanzanian boxer
    08 august 2001 12:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- American professional boxing promoter Don King has agreed to sponsor the training of Tanzania's pugilist Mbwana Matumla under a three-year contract. Full text...

  • Sub-regional wrestling tournament in Cotonou
    08 august 2001 11:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will host a three-day sub-regional traditional wrestling tournament, Benin's Ministry of Youth, Sports and Recreation has announced. Full text...

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