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  • Mauritania hires an Argentinean coach
    30 august 2001 23:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has signed a contract with an Argentinean coach whose task will be to prepare the country's new national team, known as the Mourabitounes. Full text...

  • Women's hockey on the ascendancy in Kenya
    30 august 2001 15:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he set himself the task of revamping the dormant Kenya Ladies Hockey Association (KLHA), critics dismissed the late Tobias Oduor as a joker. Full text...

  • Embattled KFF bans treasurer from office
    30 august 2001 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Succumbing to pressure from the government to put its house in order, the embattled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has slapped an indefinite ban on its treasurer, Levi Obondo. Full text...

  • CAN Boulevard to be inaugurated at African Cup draw
    30 august 2001 09:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The draw next weekend of the first round groups in the 2002 African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Bamako, will be marked by Malian President Omar Alpha Konare's inauguration of CAN 2002 Boulevard in honour of the football tournament. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj tops IAAF ratings
    30 august 2001 09:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj has taken the top position in the world ratings of the International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF), formerly held by 100m sprinter Maurice Greene of the United States. Full text...

  • Australian appointed cricket team coach
    29 august 2001 15:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Wednesday appointed Australian Geoff Marsh as coach for its national cricket team ahead of tough international matches against South Africa and England in the coming months. Full text...

  • KFF steps on a football minefield
    29 august 2001 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A two-week ultimatum the government gave the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) to put its house in order came as a surprise to the Kenyan soccer fraternity. Full text...

  • Maximum entry for CECAFA tourney
    29 august 2001 14:56:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- It's a full house for this year's Central and East Africa Senior Challenge Cup after 11 countries confirmed their participation in the tournament to be hosted by Rwanda. Full text...

  • Morocco plays friendly with Italy on 5 September
    28 august 2001 22:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Italian and Moroccan national football teams are scheduled to play a friendly match on 5 September as part of the Maghreb team's preparations for the 2002 finals of the African Cup of Nations to be staged in Mali, soccer sources said in Rabat Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host regional football tournament
    28 august 2001 20:09:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will for the second time host this year's prestigious regional soccer tournament, the Central, Eastern and Southern Senior Challenge Cup in early December, a senior sports official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisian gold winners offered 80,000 euros each
    28 august 2001 13:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Any Tunisian athlete who wins a gold medal during the Mediterranean Games to be held in Tunis from 2 to 15 September will run to the bank with 100,000 dinars (over 80,000 euros) in the pocket, press reports said. Full text...

  • Ministry removes Nigerian FA Secretary-General
    28 august 2001 10:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sports Ministry has re-deployed the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tijani Yusuf, in a move to restructure the Association for better performance, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Moroccoan stands 29th on ATP ranking
    27 august 2001 20:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccoan tennis player, Hicham Arazi, emerged 29th on the 2001 ATP Tour ranking as the US Open, the last round of the Gran Slam, started Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Stade Malien wins Challenge Cup
    27 august 2001 15:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Stade Malien of Bamako won the 41st edition of the Mali's football Challenge Cup after stunning Mamahira of Kati 5-0 in the final played at the weekend in Koulikoro, 70 km from Bamako. Full text...

  • Morocco invites footballers for Mediterranean Games
    27 august 2001 14:27:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has invited a team of 18 mostly locally-based players to national camp in preparation for the 14th Mediterranean Games being held in Tunisia 2-15 September. Full text...

  • No change in Togo's premier football league
    27 august 2001 14:09:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- In three matches on the nineth day of play in Togo's First Division football championship at the weekend, ended up in ties. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe attacks UK over proposed cricket cancellation
    27 august 2001 13:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe cricket officials reacted angrily Monday to the British government's wish to cancel a tour of its former colony by the England cricket team in October because of alleged political instability. Full text...

  • Mauritians greet Edmonton heroes
    26 august 2001 14:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Tens of thousands of Mauritians greeted Sunday local athletes Stephane Buckland and Eric Milazar on their return from the recent world athletics championship in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Defending champions knocked out of BP Top Eight
    25 august 2001 17:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Kaizer Chiefs's first half goal sent defending champions Orlando Pirates out of the BP Top Eight Cup in a tightly fought Soweto derby at the FNB stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • African Champions League: Julius Berger 2 Sundowns 0
    25 august 2001 17:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Julius Berger of Nigeria defeated visiting Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-0 Saturday, to grab the maximum three points at stake in an African Champions League match played in Nigeria's south-western city of Abeokuta. Full text...

  • South Africa beat Namibia 31-28 in netball encounter
    25 august 2001 15:28:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- Walvis Bay coastal residents were treated to top netball action when South Africa narrowly beat Namibia 31 to 28 in the Confederation of School Sports Associations in Southern Africa (COSSASA) competition on Friday. Full text...

  • Namibia overcomes South Africa in Under-20 football clash
    25 august 2001 15:14:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- At the ongoing Confederation of Schools Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) games in Walvis Bay, Namibia's Under-20 football selection Friday beat their South African counterparts 1-0. Full text...

  • Namibia, Botswana ready for Saturday tussle
    25 august 2001 14:09:00
    Walvis Bay- Namibia (PANA) -- A tough battle is looming when Namibia and Botswana square up in the boys' basketball final of the Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Association (COSSASA) Ball Games on Saturday. Full text...

  • Tunis lab officially accredited by IOC
    24 august 2001 23:18:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A Tunis laboratory to screen those using illegal drugs during the 14th edition of the Mediterranean Games of 2-15 September has received official approval from the Montreal, Canada-based World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Full text...

  • Nine Central African players still at large in France
    24 august 2001 23:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nine players of the national basketball team of the Central African Republic (CAR) who defected during a stopover in Paris recently were still at large as of Friday, confirmed the CAR ambassador in France. Full text...

  • Algerian Football Federation boss dismissed
    24 august 2001 22:21:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian Football Federation President Omar Kezzal has been dismissed for alleged poor performance, football administration sources said. Full text...

  • Afro-Asian games risk postponement
    24 august 2001 21:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The much-touted inaugural Afro-Asian Games slated for November in New Delhi, India, risks being postponed following disputes among India's sports administrators. Full text...

  • Confident Kenyans off to Kampala
    24 august 2001 20:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A confident Kenya national team to Sunday's East African Golf Challenge tournament in Kampala, Uganda, departed Nairobi Friday predicting nothing short of victory in the contest. Full text...

  • Nigeria FA approves Eagles' World Cup programme
    24 august 2001 16:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has approved the programme submitted by Super Eagles' Chief Coach, Shaibu Amodu, in preparation of the team's 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Moroccoan tennis player seeded at US Open
    23 august 2001 22:05:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccoan tennis player Hicham Arazi has been seeded Number 28 at the US Open, in last round of the Grand Slam due to start next Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Dyto of Lome tops Togolese soccer league table
    23 august 2001 20:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Dyto of Lome is leading in the Togolese soccer first division after playing a 1-1 draw with Maranatha of Fiokpo in their eighth round match Wednesday. Full text...

  • Liberia joins international swimming body
    23 august 2001 16:06:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia has joined the world swimming governing body, the Federation of International Natation Amateur, a local official said in Monrovia Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambia to play Malawi in COSAFA's Under-17 semi-final
    23 august 2001 14:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's junior 'Chipolopolo' team Wednesday beat Lesotho 3-0 to enter the semi-finals of the regional COSAFA under-17 soccer tournament under way in Lilongwe, Malawi. Full text...

  • Guadaloupian-born French footballer for racism conference
    23 august 2001 14:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Guadaloupian-born French professional footballer, Lilian Thuram, is expected to attend the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to be held in Durban, South Africa later this month. Full text...

  • Kenya lands in tough world volleyball group
    23 august 2001 14:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya, the sole African team in next month's girls World Youth Volleyball Championship in Croatia has been placed in group "A" together with Spain, the Republic of China (Taipei) and the hosts. Full text...

  • Cassius Baloyi stuns Jorge Paredes to retain title
    22 august 2001 22:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Cassius Baloyi retained his World Boxing Union (WBU) featherweight title Wednesday after knocking out Argentinean challenger Jorge Paredes in the seventh round. Full text...

  • Namibia is still Africa's 20th best soccer nation
    22 august 2001 20:33:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- There has been little change in the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) rankings announced on Wednesday, with Namibia still placed at 97th position in the world-wide line-up. Full text...

  • Tide turns against Namibian under-17 selection
    22 august 2001 18:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Under-17 football team, currently competing in the first ever Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Youth Cup in Lilongwe, Malawi looks set for an early exit after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of their South African counterparts on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Prominent traditional wrestler dies of Asthma
    22 august 2001 17:52:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's most well known wrestler and four time national champion, Yacouba ANGO, alias Kantou, died last week of Asthma as he was being transported from his home town of N'Tuila to the Dakoro medical centre 750 kilometres north of Niamey. Full text...

  • Crave for top flight soccer grips Cecafa nations
    22 august 2001 09:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Although eastern African nations could not go far in contests for the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifiers, they have not given up the chase for top flight soccer. Full text...

  • Nairobi to host intercity boxing
    21 august 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nairobi will host this year's East African intercity boxing tournament on 20 October, the Nairobi Provincial Amateur Boxing Association announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cecafa tourney gets maximum entry
    21 august 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- All 11 countries have confirmed participation in this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament, thus making a full house. Full text...

  • Football management factions clash at youth tourney
    20 august 2001 19:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The troubled Kenya Football Federation (KFF) found itself on the spotlight again over the weekend when the giant Nairobi branch entered two rival teams in the ongoing Coca-Cola National Under 17 tournament at Eldoret, about 350 km north-west of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe out of hockey World Cup qualifier
    20 august 2001 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will be Africa's sole representative at the hockey World Cup qualifier to be held September in France. Full text...

  • Nkana FC Lead Zambia's Premier League
    20 august 2001 14:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Nkana United FC still lead Zambia's premier league table after matches played over 20 weeks. Full text...

  • Win over RTU puts Hearts atop league table
    20 august 2001 11:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Defending league champions Accra Hearts of Oak toppled their arch-rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko from the top of the 16-team premier league table when they beat Real Tamale United 2-1 in their outstanding league match played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Full text...

  • New comer Maruno helps Sundowns in crucial win
    19 august 2001 19:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- New signing Simba Marumo assisted Sundowns to clinch a 2-0 victory over Jomo Cosmos in a BP Top Eight Cup semi-final match Sunday. Full text...

  • Namibian wins Southern Open Golf Championship
    19 august 2001 18:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian champion Werner Lassen, Saturday won the Southern Open Golf Championship played in Keetmanshoop. Full text...

  • Namibia set for sub regional under-20 ball games
    19 august 2001 14:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) Netball team was Saturday declared poised for the Confederation of Schools Sport Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) Ball Games that start next Wednesday in Walvis Bay. Full text...

  • Black Africa dethrone United
    19 august 2001 14:15:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Black Africa shook off their second best tag Saturday when they defeated United by nine goals to eight to win the Netball Club Championships at Otjiwarongo, Namibia. Full text...

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