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  • Nigerian athletes leave for world championship
    31 july 2001 18:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian delegation has left Lagos for Edmonton, Canada for the 8th World Athletics Championships scheduled to start on Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars to be revamped - FA boss
    31 july 2001 16:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman Ben Koufie has said that the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, will be revamped to prepare them for next year's Cup of Nations in Mali. Full text...

  • Kenya poised to square up against Ethiopia
    31 july 2001 16:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's contingent to this year's world athletics championship in Edmonton, Canada jetted out Monday night determined to settle scores with Ethiopia, local officials quipped. Full text...

  • Kenyans snatch five bronze medals in Dar
    31 july 2001 16:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national boxing champions, Prisons, picked five bronze medals at the recent Championship Boxing Tournament in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Dakar World Cup matches raise 299 million FCFA
    31 july 2001 14:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The gross amount from gate-taking in four matches played in Dakar in the run up to next year's World Cup finals stands at 299 million francs CFA (398,000 US dollars), according to the Senegalese Football Association (FSF). Full text...

  • Black Africa shows better performance at national level
    30 july 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa south of the Sahara demonstrated its supremacy on the occasion of the 2000 world Cup qualifying matches/Africa zone by raking four out of the five slots reserved for the continent, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) commented Monday. Full text...

  • 2002 World Cup Africa qualifying results
    30 july 2001 19:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After the last World Cup qualifying games played over the weekend, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and South Africa have qualified to represent Africa at the 2002 finals being co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Mauritian boxers suspended for shoplifting.
    30 july 2001 16:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian boxers Bruno Julie and Giovanni Frontin have been suspended until March 2002, from international competitions, following their expulsion for shoplifting last week from the Francophonie Games in Ottawa-Hull, Canada. Full text...

  • Canon Yaounde close in on league leaders
    30 july 2001 15:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon Yaounde beat current leaders Coton Sport 2-1 Sunday, on the 21st day of play in Cameroon's elite football championship. Full text...

  • Hungary's Gubacsi wins Lalla Meryem Grand Prix
    30 july 2001 15:30:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Hungarian lady Zsofia Gubasci won the maiden Lalla Meryem International Tennis Grand Prix Sunday in Casablanca, a World Tennis Association (WTA) event with an 110,000-US-dollar cash prize. Full text...

  • Nigeria celebrates World Cup qualification
    30 july 2001 12:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians Monday continued their celebration of the Super Eagles' qualification for the 2002 World Cup finals, following a 3-0 victory over Ghana in a crucial encounter on Sunday in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Scandal rocks football administration
    30 july 2001 12:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When he took charge of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) last year, Chairman Maina Kariuki promised to revolutionise soccer in the country. Full text...

  • Results of African Canoeing Spring Championships
    30 july 2001 11:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Results of the African Sprint Canoeing championships held in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sunday are as follows: Senior 500m k1 final 1. Full text...

  • Okocha wins MVP award in Nigeria/Ghana tie
    30 july 2001 11:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's star midfielder, Austin Okocha, has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Sunday's 2002 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana by a team of journalists who decided the award. Full text...

  • World Cup qualifying results
    30 july 2001 10:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After the last World Cup qualifying games played over the weekend, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and South Africa have qualified to represent Africa at the 2002 finals co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Nigeria qualifies for 2002 FIFA World Cup finals
    29 july 2001 18:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Sunday became the fifth and last African country to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals, after beating Ghana 3-0 in a crucial tie in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Nigeria leads Ghana 3-0 In World Cup qualifier
    29 july 2001 17:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host Nigeria was leading Ghana 3-0 in the first half of their crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier in the south-eastern city of Port Harcourt Sunday. Full text...

  • CAF confirms Mali as host of CAN 2002
    29 july 2001 12:55:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The president of football governing body in Africa, CAF, has confirmed that Mali would host the African Cup of Nations 2002 from 19 January to 10 February in the five cities selected in agreement with Malian authorities. Full text...

  • Zambia beat Cameroon 25-24 in rugby Pool A opener
    29 july 2001 11:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia unconvincingly won the first of the three games to decide the winner in Pool A of the 2003 Africa World Cup qualifying rugby series. Full text...

  • Springboks beat visiting Wallaby in tri-nations match
    28 july 2001 19:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Springboks beat the Australian rugby World champions 20-15 in a tri-nations match played Saturday at Minolta Loftus stadium in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Namibia begins countdown to COSSASA games
    28 july 2001 16:55:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian authorities have begun final preparations ahead of the annual Confederation of School Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) ball games the country would host 23-25 August. Full text...

  • Premier opens first Indian Ocean Games
    28 july 2001 16:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth Saturday opened the maiden Indian Ocean Cities and Municipal Games at the Gaetan Duval Stadium, Rose-Hill, 10-km south of Port Louis. Full text...

  • Ghana arrives for World Cup tie with Nigeria
    28 july 2001 15:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ghana's Black Stars have arrived in Nigeria for Sunday's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles, the local press reported Saturday. Full text...

  • KFF suspend senior official over football transfers
    28 july 2001 13:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has slapped an indefinite ban on one of its senior officials over his role in the controversial transfer of three players to Egypt's Ismailia Football Club. Full text...

  • Super Eagles get more incentives for Ghana match
    27 july 2001 21:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian oil company has announced a "Most Valuable Player" (MVP) award worth 5,000 US dollars for the national team, the Super Eagles in its crucial 2002 World Cup Group B African qualifier against arch-rivals Ghana on Sunday. Full text...

  • Young Namibian cricketer heads for fame
    27 july 2001 21:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's qualification for the 2003 World Cricket Cup finals, pundits agree, was thanks to a little-known teenager now looking set for the skies. Full text...

  • Liberia looks up to God for World Cup berth
    27 july 2001 16:28:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- If pleasing God were the route to the World Cup 2002 in Korea and Japan, then Liberia can be counted among the "saints" that would go marching on to glory. Full text...

  • Kenya picks athletes for Africa Junior championship
    27 july 2001 13:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reigning World Cross Country Championship junior champion Viola Jelagat is among 13 athletes picked for Kenya's team to next month's Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Mauritius. Full text...

  • 2002 World Cup: The big match is here
    26 july 2001 20:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final countdown has begun to Sunday's Nigeria-Ghana epoch clash in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Port Harcourt, that will decide Africa's fifth ticket for the South Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Togolese elite league results
    26 july 2001 19:07:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Following are results recorded on the second day of play in Togo's elite football championship played Wednesday: [ST] ASKO-AS Douanes : 0-0 Gomido-Maranatha: 0-1 Dyto-Agaza : 2-0 [ET] The third day of play has been billed for Sunday. Full text...

  • "Time Bomb" wins WBU Junior Lightweight title
    25 july 2001 22:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Phillip "Time Bomb" Ndou knocked out Carlos Rios of Argentina in the fifth round of their bout to take the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) Junior Lightweight title Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Africa Sports fires coach for poor performance
    25 july 2001 21:50:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian oldest soccer club, Africa Sports, has fired its Swiss coach, Franco Cuccinotta, for poor performance, informed sources said in Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Ghanaian coach predicts trouble-free match
    25 july 2001 19:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian coach, Fred Osam Duodo says he does not envisage any problem in Sunday's crucial Ghana-Nigeria World Cup soccer qualifier in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002: Super Eagles hit camp in droves
    25 july 2001 19:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of Sunday's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier against Ghana, at least 18 of the 26 players invited by Nigeria have arrived at the national camp. Full text...

  • Athlete with disability eyes 2004 Olympics
    25 july 2001 17:50:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's champion archer, Charlton Sitler is an athlete with a difference. Full text...

  • Cameroonians expected for Rugby World Cup Qualifier
    25 july 2001 15:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Cameroon's national rugby team arrives in Lusaka Thursday for a world cup qualifying match against Zambia on Saturday in the copper and cobalt mining town of Chingola. Full text...

  • Algeria to host World Volleyball Championship qualifier
    25 july 2001 15:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya, Tunisia and Algeria will battle it out in an Africa Zone Men's World Championship volleyball qualifier scheduled 7-11 August in Algiers. Full text...

  • More hope for the improvement of sports in Senegal
    25 july 2001 10:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Even if members of the Senegalese Football Federation do not acknowledge the qualification of the national team, the "Lions", to World Cup finals as a fresh start, they do not deny that it is a springboard for reorganisation from the bottom. Full text...

  • Wade bestows national honours on footballers
    24 july 2001 23:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has promised to help the country's football team to achieve its goal during its preparations for the 2002 World Cup competition in South Korea/Japan. Full text...

  • Nigerian athletes threaten to change nationality
    24 july 2001 22:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Three Nigerian athletes have threatened to renounce their nationality in favour of taking those of Portugal, Canada and Great Britain, respectively, press reports said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ladies hockey team appeals for IHF's financial aid
    24 july 2001 20:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Ladies Hockey Association (KLHA) is seeking financial aid from the world hockey governing body - the International Hockey Federation - to facilitate its participation in September's World Cup qualifier in France. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe To Introduce Doping Tests In Soccer
    24 july 2001 15:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's football administrators said Tuesday they planned to introduce compulsory doping tests for all players to comply with international standards and practice. Full text...

  • Senegalese celebrate the qualification of the Lions
    23 july 2001 23:33:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Heavy rains which fell the whole day on Abidjan did not prevent Senegalese nationals living here to celebrate their national team's qualification for the finals of the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Nigeria picks squad for World Athletics Championships
    23 july 2001 19:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Monday named an 11-strong team of mostly sprinters to represent the country at the eighth World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada next month. Full text...

  • Controversy hits Kenyan squad ahead of Edmonton
    23 july 2001 19:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Morale is reported low among Kenyan athletes in camp for next month's World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada after the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) dropped two world-class runners for failing to meet last Thursday's deadline for moving in. Full text...

  • Namibia crowns its boxing champs
    23 july 2001 18:53:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Seven boxers, including a woman, were at the weekend crowned best boxers at Namibia's inter- regional boxing tournament in Ongwediva. Full text...

  • Namibia to stop hiring foreign coaches
    23 july 2001 17:08:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Two days after Namibia suffered a crushing defeat in the World Cup qualifying match, the country's top soccer administrator Monday announced that no foreign coach would be hired to train the national team. Full text...

  • Senegal show East Africans how to do it
    23 july 2001 14:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senegal's first time qualification for the World Cup, to be co-hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002, is a great lesson for Kenya in particular and eastern Africa in general. Full text...

  • Safari Rally retains its thrills and spills
    23 july 2001 14:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya - (PANA) Kenya's Safari Rally has o-nce again lived up to its reputation as one of the world's toughest motor rallies. Full text...

  • Cold comfort for Total AMG Honda at Kyalami
    23 july 2001 12:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A strong performance by main rivals Toyota saw Team Total AMG Honda having to settle for the lesser placings in rounds 11 and 12 of the Midas Production Car Championship at AA Kyalami the weekend. Full text...

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