Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian national basketball team beat the DR Congo on Saturday by a score of 60-51 in a match on the second day of the Afrobasket 2021 qualifying tournament played at the Kigali Arena in the Rwandan capital,Kigali. Tunisia, which has just recorded its second consecutive victory, [...]
©- - 28 november 2020 - 18:37:51 - thread Sports (129 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal Friday topped Group B of the 2021 Men's Afrobasket 2021 qualifiers in Kigali after Rwanda beat Angola (66-51) in the final group match. The Lions defeated their three opponents, Kenya (83-66), Mozambique (60-53), and Angola, winning this first leg of the qualifying tournament to the final [...]
©- - 28 november 2020 - 09:43:56 - thread Sports (130 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Senegalese international pivot turned national coach of the 'Lions' of basketball, Boniface Ndong,  on Wednesday released the first list for his new coaching career. At a press conference in Dakar, he announced a list of 25 players for the first leg of the qualifying tournament of [...]
©- - 29 october 2020 - 14:29:40 - thread Sports (291 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali is in Pool D for the first leg of the 2021 Men's AfroBasket  playoffs, which will be played for three days starting November 27, PANA learned from sports sources in Bamako. Two African cities have been designated by FIBA-Africa, the supreme body of basketball in Africa, [...]
©- - 18 october 2020 - 14:08:58 - thread Sports (204 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia Basketball Federation president Ali Benzarti has announced November 1 for the resumption of the national championship, saying the start of competitions represents the best framework to prepare, technically and physically, international players for games at the African and international levels. He pointed out, however, that  internationals [...]
©- - 17 october 2020 - 19:25:52 - thread Sports (137 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Due to the health situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided not to organize, next November, its windows for the 2021 Women's Afrobasket playoffs, official sources said here Thursday. Thus the teams which finished in the four first places during [...]
©- - 15 october 2020 - 23:38:38 - thread Sports (136 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda’s National Basketball League is poised to resume on Wednesday, 18 October after almost a six-month shutdown, Sports sources confirmed Saturday to PANA here. During a general assembly of Rwanda Basketball Federation held Saturday in Kigali, it was agreed that eight teams in the men’s category will [...]
©- - 12 september 2020 - 18:18:51 - thread Sports (166 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - After three months of forced rest due to the Covid-19 pandemic,  basketball competitions will resume on 30 June in Mali, Malian Basketball Federation (FMB) president Harouna B. Maïga has announced. "Malian basketball can resume training this week and the competitions from 30 June in accordance with the [...]
©- - 09 june 2020 - 13:27:41 - thread Sports (189 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's national D1 basketball championship has been definitively stopped "for force majeure related to the Covid-19 pandemic". This is one of the major decisions taken and announced on Wednesday by the Senegalese Basketball Federation (FSBB). According to the decision, the championship title of Senegal will not be awarded [...]
©- - 28 may 2020 - 13:42:14 - thread Sports (242 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Baba Tandian, former president of Senegalese Basketball Federation (FSBB) and president of the Saint-Louis Basketball Club (SLBC) for a few months, has been suspended from all activities related to basketball for a period of 10 years. The FSBB board members took the decision  on Monday at a [...]
©- - 22 april 2020 - 16:30:35 - thread Sports (249 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The draw for the Women's Under-17 Basketball World Cup, scheduled for August 15-23 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, has placed Mali in Group B along with the United States, reigning champion, Australia and Spain. Speaking to the local sports media after the draw, Malian coach Oumar Sidi Yaya Maïga [...]
©- - 06 march 2020 - 14:20:03 - thread Sports (251 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The start of the all-new Basketball Africa League, scheduled for March 13 at the Dakar Arena in Diamniadio  suburb of the Senegalese capital, has been postponed to an unspecified date due to fear of spreading the coronavirus.   Already a case of an infected person has been reported [...]
©- - 04 march 2020 - 18:28:53 - thread Sports (289 words)


Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - Cape Verde's national basketball team will participate in a tournament featuring the best runners-up from four of the five zones in the preliminary phase for the final ticket to Afrobasket 2021, an official source told PANA here at the weekend. The tournament is scheduled for next [...]
©- - 03 february 2020 - 23:30:58 - thread Sports (113 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - FIBA ​​Africa conducted the draw for the 2021 men's Afrobasket qualifiers in Kigali, Rwanda.   Pre-qualifications are contested this January in five groups across the African continent and the winners of which will join the 15 teams (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Egypt, Guinea, [...]
©- - 21 january 2020 - 19:09:55 - thread Sports (263 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The draw for the 2021 men's Afrobasket playoffs to be hosted by Rwanda in Kigali Arena was held Friday in the same city.   The competitions will take place across Africa as a first step in the form of five pre-qualification groups which will be played in seven [...]
©- - 21 december 2019 - 15:55:06 - thread Sports (349 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former coach of the "Lionesses" of Senegal, and more recently of the "Lions" team he led at the Men's Basketball World Cup in China, Moustapha Gaye is now the new National Technical Director (NTD) of Senegalese basketball with effect from Tuesday. The board of the Senegalese Basketball [...]
©- - 20 december 2019 - 15:50:34 - thread Sports (326 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's basketball season ended on Sunday with the victory of AS Douanes in the final of the Men's Basketball Cup against the Dakar University Club with a score of 100-67. Already crowned champions, the Customs officers succeeded in scoring the double, 24 hours after, in the women's [...]
©- - 04 november 2019 - 14:37:24 - thread Sports (365 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) -  AS Police of Bamako qualified for the African Champions  Basketball League after finishing first in the qualifying tournament held from 25-27 October in the Malian capital. With two wins and one defeat, AS Police took the lead in the ranking ahead of the Algerian GSP, Libyan Al [...]
©- - 28 october 2019 - 13:44:07 - thread Sports (138 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The first edition of the African Mini Basketball Festival, which brought together some 400 players aged 8 to 12 years from 11 countries, closed on Sunday in Bamako. The closing was witnessed by the FIBA-World ​​President, Hamane Niang and the president of the Commission of National Federations [...]
©- - 01 october 2019 - 14:21:34 - thread Sports (362 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian basketball club Monastir Sports Union on Thursday  signed up Kenyan basketball player Tom Wamukota to strengthen its squad, PANA learned from a source close to the Tunisian club.   Wamukota (25), 2.13 meters tall, was crowned best pivot at the last African Basketball Championship 2019. No details [...]
©- - 05 september 2019 - 15:38:02 - thread Sports (80 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Thursday sent a congratulatory message to his compatriot Hamane Niang who has been elected as President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).   "It is with the greatest personal pleasure and immense pride for Mali that I send you my warmest congratulations [...]
©- - 30 august 2019 - 13:38:29 - thread Sports (204 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A Malian national was on Thursday elected as the new president of of the International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) for the period 2019-2023, PANA learnt from a sports source in Bamako.   Hamane Niang was elected at 21st FIBA Congress in Beijing, China, by delegates from 156 national [...]
©- - 29 august 2019 - 13:56:37 - thread Sports (114 words)


Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola defeated Croatia 93-73 in the senior men's basketball competition on Monday in its third and final match of the Kunshan international tournament in China, as part of its preparation for the World Cup, from August 31 to September 15. In the previous two games, Angola lost [...]
©- - 13 august 2019 - 16:16:22 - thread Sports (250 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Having lost its African title two years ago in Mali to Nigeria, Senegal hosts the women's Afrobasket from August 10 to 18 at the Dakar Arena in Diamniadio in the suburbs of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, determined to regain the title.   The country intends to add a [...]
©- - 09 august 2019 - 14:36:31 - thread Sports (403 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's National Women's Basketball coach, Frenchman Sylvain Lautié, has shortlisted 16 players for the 26th edition of the Women's Afrobasket, to be held from August 10-18 in Senegal. The Malian team is placed in Group C with Angola and DR Congo. Mali won the women's Afrobasket once in [...]
©- - 02 august 2019 - 14:01:07 - thread Sports (197 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA)  -  Senegal’s men's national basketball team will be coached at the next world championship to be held from August 31 to September 15 in China by Moustapha Gaye and not Abdourahmane Ndiaye "Adidas", who qualified it for this tournament, official sources told PANA here Wednesday. The Senegalese Basketball [...]
©- - 31 july 2019 - 22:38:44 - thread Sports (350 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - From July 28 to 31, sixty basketball players, boys and girls aged 17 and under, from 29 African countries, will take part in the 17th edition of the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019. Camping for the event will be held in Dakar, Senegal. The names of [...]
©- - 19 july 2019 - 14:54:49 - thread Sports (423 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - National coach El Hadj Dicko has published a list of 12 Malian basketball players selected to compete in the 14th edition of the Under-19 World Cup, scheduled for June 29 to July 7 in Greece, PANA learned from sports source in Bamako. The group is composed [...]
©- - 26 june 2019 - 16:53:43 - thread Sports (221 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)   -   FIBA-Africa president Malian Hamane Niang announced here Thursday his candidacy for the position of president of FIBA-World. "I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the position of President of FIBA-World, after having spent five years at FIBA-Africa, the supreme authority of African basketball," declared Niang at [...]
©- - 20 june 2019 - 21:18:38 - thread Sports (223 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  Etoile de Rades Saturday beat Ethihad Monastir 76-68 in the finals to win the Tunisian Basketball Cup. With this victory, Etoile de Rades bagged its 12th title, equaling the record held by the Stade de Nabeul. Ethihad Monastir won this season's Tunisian championship at the expense of Etoile [...]
©- - 12 may 2019 - 11:12:39 - thread Sports (73 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - As the draw for the Men's Basketball World Cup matches take place in China next Saturday, March 16, Senegal's national team coach Abdourahmane Ndiaye ‘Adidas’ is not sure to be with the team. Ndiaye qualified the ‘Lions’ for this competition scheduled from August 31 to September 15, [...]
©- - 13 march 2019 - 21:06:50 - thread Sports (493 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Angola's Libolo Club late Saturday won both the Gold medal and title of African Cup of Champions Clubs in Basketball by beating Etoile de Radés of Tunisia 86-68 in the final, played in the northern suburb of Tunis. Though Etoile de Radés dominated the first two quarters [...]
©- - 21 december 2014 - 15:27:55 - thread Sports (125 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Here are results of matches played on Day 4 of the African Basketball clubs competition on Monday in Tunis. Union Monastir (Tunisia) beat Mark Mentors (Nigeria) 77-63 Etoile Radés (Tunisia) beat Primeiro Agusto (Angola) 86-82 Club Africain (Tunisia) defeated Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea) 77-63 Other fixtures include Union Monastir (Tunisia) [...]
©- - 15 december 2014 - 23:00:44 - thread Sports (109 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The following are first-day results from the 29th edition of African champion clubs championship, played Thursday in Tunis. Group A: African club (Tunisia) beat BCM Mayotte (Comoros) 126-45: Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea) beat CDR Libolo (Angola) 79-69: Group B: Primeiro Agosto (Angola) defeated US Monastir (Tunisia) 75-62: The competition will run from [...]
©- - 12 december 2014 - 11:52:35 - thread Sports (86 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Central Board of FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, has appointed Hamane Niang from Mali as its First Vice President. At the end of its meeting in Seville, Spain, last weekend, the Central Board also elected Niang among members of its newly-established Executive Committee. Niang, [...]
©- - 16 september 2014 - 19:58:19 - thread Sports (170 words)