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  • 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...

  • Senegal make World Cup history
    23 july 2001 10:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The streets of Dakar were empty on Saturday afternoon while the Senegalese national football team were playing their last World Cup qualifier against Namibia in Windhoek, but the capital suddenly teemed with celebration fifteen minutes after the final whistle. Full text...

  • FIFA to build regional soccer centre in Gambia
    22 july 2001 18:18:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- As part of efforts to develop talents, the world's football governing body, FIFA is to build a regional soccer education Centre in the Gambia, a Gambian football official has said. Full text...

  • Ivorian officials refute match-fixing allegations
    22 july 2001 16:31:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has refuted allegations that FIF officials struck a deal that compromised the country's chances at qualifying for the 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • National record falls
    22 july 2001 15:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Victoria Moradeyo of the Nigerian Army has set a new national record of 4:21. Full text...

  • Super Eagles return to camp for Ghana tussle
    22 july 2001 14:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The final countdown to this weekend's crucial 2002 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana begins Sunday, when members of Nigeria's Super Eagles to arrive at the team's camp in the southeastern city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire's junior tennis star in semis
    22 july 2001 13:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Felix Kobena, the upcoming tennis star from Cote D'Ivoire, has powered his way to the semi-finals of the International Tennis Federation junior championship being hosted by Zambia in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Harry Simon wins WBO middleweight title
    22 july 2001 13:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Harry Simon's gamble to relinquish the junior World Boxing Organisation's middleweight world title for the vacant middleweight crown paid off handsomely when he defeated Frenchman Hacine Cherifi in a 12-round contest at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayoman, Puerto Rico, Sunday morning. Full text...

  • Zambia drawn against Angola in COSAFA semi-finals
    22 july 2001 12:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian soccer team known as the Chipolopolo (Bullet) has been drawn against Angola in the semi- finals of the regional Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup to be played in August. Full text...

  • Senegal beats Namibia 5-0 to qualify for 2002 World Cup
    21 july 2001 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A rousing welcome awaits Les Lions of Senegal Sunday in Dakar after their emphatic 5-0 win over Namibia's Brave Warriors in Windhoek Saturday to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • British firm to take over Kenya's Safari Rally
    21 july 2001 19:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- InterWorld Sports Communications of the United Kingdom will from next year take over the management of Kenya's annual Safari Rally. Full text...

  • Nigeria Advises Weah To Stay Away From Qualifier
    21 july 2001 15:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian sports officials said they would not be able to guarantee the security of Liberian coach/player George Weah if he chooses to be a spectator at the 2002 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana next weekend. Full text...

  • 28 countries in Morocco grand prix
    21 july 2001 14:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Twenty-eight countries from four continents are represented at the Princess Lalla Meryem tennis grand prix, which started Saturday at the Al Amal sports complex in Casablanca. Full text...

  • El Guerrouj, Ngeny duel in London Sunday
    21 july 2001 14:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Morocco's 1500m world record holder and reigning world champion, Hicham El Guerrouj, will Sunday in London face his 2000 Sydney Olympics conqueror, Kenya's Noah Ngeny, for the first time since last summer's games in the 1500m final. Full text...

  • Algeria to revenge past humiliation from Egypt
    20 july 2001 22:24:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Fans have billed the Saturday match between the national squads of Algeria and Egypt as an encounter to be filled with revenge crowned by sportsmanship. Full text...

  • Lamine Diack set to clinch IAAF presidency
    20 july 2001 19:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Kuwaiti Eisa al Dashti's Friday's withdrawal from the race for the presidency of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), virtually leaves Africa's acting IAAF President, Lamine Diack, as the sole candidate for the post. Full text...

  • Goat racing is a thrill in Kenya
    20 july 2001 18:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Having associated goats with sizzling roast meat feasts, who would ever thought that one day the horse race tracks would ever be taken over by the tiny animals. Full text...

  • Champion Burns out of Safari Rally
    20 july 2001 15:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Defending champion Richard Burns was the earliest casualty at this year's Safari Rally which started in Nairobi Friday morning. Full text...

  • Man-United star donates to Zambian Orphans
    20 july 2001 12:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Prolific Manchester United striker Andy Cole has donated 19,000 dollars to a Zambian charity dealing with orphaned children. Full text...

  • Kenya athletics association drops Ngeny, Lorupe
    19 july 2001 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan star athletes Noah Ngeny and Tecla Lorupe have been dropped from the team to next month's World Championship in Canada after defying a directive to return home. Full text...

  • Benin's Paraiso elected African Karate Union Vice-President
    19 july 2001 17:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Yves Mohammed Paraiso, a former chairman of Benin Karate Federation, has been elected a Vice-President of the Union of African Karate Federations (UAKF). Full text...

  • Kenya Safari rally rolls of on Friday
    19 july 2001 16:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- This year's Safari Rally starts Friday at Nairobi's Kenyatta International Conference Centre with 42 drivers gunning for top honours. Full text...

  • Kotoko extends lead, but Olympics' troubles worsen
    19 july 2001 13:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat King Faisal 1-0 to extend their lead in Ghana's Premier Soccer League to five points but the troubles of Accra Great Olympics continued as thy were humbled 2-0 at home by Goldfields. Full text...

  • Liberia spent two million dollars on soccer team
    19 july 2001 12:47:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- About two million US dollars was expended by Liberia to participate in the World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifying rounds, press reports said Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambia picks team for clash with Cameroon
    19 july 2001 12:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has picked a 22-man squad to prepare for the match against Cameroon in the 2003 World Cup Rugby qualifying series starting 28 July. Full text...

  • FIFA to finance sports facilities in Cape Verde
    19 july 2001 09:10:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) will finance the construction of a training centre in Cape Verde through the "Goal" project, an official source said in Praia. Full text...

  • No Chadian boxers at Francophonie Games
    18 july 2001 20:49:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Three Chadian boxers, selected to represent the central African country at the Francophonie Games in Ottawa, Canada, have failed to travel for lack of visas. Full text...

  • Kenya to host Africa championship
    18 july 2001 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will host the Africa handball club championship in December, the Kenya Amateur Handball Association confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya struggles to attain world standards
    18 july 2001 15:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At the end of a gruelling battle between two of Africa's greatest women's volleyball nations lasting more than two hours at the weekend, the partisan crowd went into a song and dance to celebrate Kenya's victory. Full text...

  • Senior Challenge Cup pushed to December
    18 july 2001 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup tournament has been re-scheduled from October to December in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • Ghana's Black Stars Set To Beat Nigeria's Green Eagles
    17 july 2001 19:22:00
    Accra- Ghana -- Ghana's Black Stars coach Fred Osam Doudo has cautioned Nigeria's Green Eagles to be ready for a tough battle of survival when the two national soccer teams meet later this month. ) Full text...

  • Kenyan trio's transfer to Ismailia sparks row
    17 july 2001 18:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent transfer of three Kenyan football players to Egypt's Ismailia has sparked off controversy pitying the players' club Mathare United against the Kenya Football Federation (KFF). Full text...

  • Hearing into Ellis Park stampede underway
    17 july 2001 18:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The general manager of Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium, scene of a stampede in April which killed 43 people and left more than 150 injured, said Tuesday that he was confident that sufficient security measures were in place on the night of the fateful match. Full text...

  • KAAA gives athletes ultimatum
    17 july 2001 17:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan athletes who do not return home by Thursday to start preparations for the August World Championship in Edmonton, Canada will be dropped from the team. Full text...

  • Budding tennis champs to meet in Lusaka
    17 july 2001 17:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Some 80 young tennis players from 14 African and four foreign countries would on Thursday begin a four-day championship in Lusaka, aimed at entrenching them in the game. Full text...

  • Romania's Melinte suspended for doping
    17 july 2001 16:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Romania's Mihaela Melinte, the world record holder in the women's hammer, has been found guilty of a doping offence for nandrolone. Full text...

  • Opposition leader's son opts for football career
    17 july 2001 16:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The teenage son of Anderson Mazoka, leader of the opposition United Party for National Development, has won a professional contract with Chester City Football Club, an English first division team. Full text...

  • Tunisia joins Cameroon, South Africa in World Cup line-up
    16 july 2001 19:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- After weekend's qualifying games, Tunisia became the third African team to book a place for the South Korea/Japan 2002 soccer World Cup. Full text...

  • Nigerian, Cameroonian win Tennis Tournament
    16 july 2001 18:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Sule Ladipo clinched the men's singles event while Lillie Nzudie of Cameroon won the women's singles as the second Governor Bola Tinubu International Tennis Tournament rounded off in Lagos at the weekend. Full text...

  • Belgian Jacques Rogge elected new IOC President
    16 july 2001 18:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Jacques Rogge, a Belgian, was Monday elected new President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to succeed Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, who ran the Committee for the past 21 years. Full text...

  • Football victory lands Liberians work-free day
    16 july 2001 18:05:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor declared Monday a "working holiday" in recognition of the advances made by the national soccer side, Leone Stars, in the World Cup and African Nations Cup competitions. Full text...

  • Leadership changes hands in Zambian football league
    16 july 2001 16:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Leadership of the Zambian premier football league changed hands at the weekend with 11-time winners Nkana FC taking over the driving seat. Full text...

  • Namibia beats Zimbabwe 19-15 in rugby
    16 july 2001 13:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's national rugby team, the Welwitschias, defeated their Zimbabwean counterparts 19-15 in an Africa Rugby Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium Saturday. Full text...

  • Namibian basketball results for weekend
    16 july 2001 12:54:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Civics Starzz basketbal team lost its first game 60-55 at hands of University of Namibia (UNAM) Wildcats at a game played at UNAM campus Saturday night. Full text...

  • World Cup qualifier: Nigeria declares Ghana tie a do or die
    16 july 2001 12:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has declared its last qualifying match for the 2002 World Cup against Ghana 29 July a "do or die affair," following Liberia's 1-0 victory over Sierra Leone at the weekend, which upset all permutations and increased the pressure on the Nigerians to beat arch-rival Ghana or miss the trip to Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Rugby Currie Cup results
    16 july 2001 12:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Currie Cup South African inter-provincial rugby union championship results this weekend (four points for win, two for draw, none for loss, one bonus point for scoring four tries or losing by seven or less points). Full text...

  • Namibia's Naruseb scores 100th goal in Egypt
    16 july 2001 12:18:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, (PANA) -- Namibia's leading footballer, Mogale Naruseb, who is bound for Sundowns Football Club in South Africa, has scored his 100th goal for the national side since the country joined the FIFA family in 1991. Full text...

  • Namibia qualifies for 2003 world cup in cricket
    16 july 2001 10:32:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- "A great day for African cricket. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe beats Burkina Faso in world club qualifier
    15 july 2001 20:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe took full home ground advantage Sunday to beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying soccer match, in which both teams are already out of the running for the tournament. Full text...

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