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Other Sport 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Viet kieu’ Noel just happy to turn out for motherland

IT doesn't matter that Noel Huynh Mai Huynh lost on the tennis court this week at the SEA Games because she already won the toughest match of her young career: getting the chance to play.

Other Sport 09 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Kanoute cleared to play for Mali

Tottenham Hotspur striker Frederic Kanoute can play for Mali at this month's African Nations Cup after world soccer's governing body FIFA announced yesterday that he is eligible to represent his parents' country.

Other Sport 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mali name Kanoute in 22-man squad

Tottenham Hotspur striker Frederic Kanoute, cleared by FIFA to play for his parents#8217; country Mali on Thursday, is among 20 overseas-based players named in their 22-man squad for the African Nations Cup.

Other Sport 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Africa takes a major step forward

As the Highbury song goes: #8220;Vieira oh-oh-oh-oh ... he comes from Senegal, he plays for Arsenal.#8221; Vieira is one of hundreds of sons of Africa to be lost to African soccer since the continent#8217;s finest players started to pursue their careers in Europe in the 1960s.

Other Sport 22 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Senegal, Tunisia the ones to beat

Africa's established footballing powers, led by holders Cameroon, will face the emerging threats of Senegal and hosts Tunisia when the African Nations Cup gets underway on Saturday.

Other Sport 06 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cafu and Sensi could go to court over passport charges

Brazil's World Cup-winning captain Cafu and AS Roma president Franco Sensi could go to court to face charges of falsely obtaining an Italian passport for the former Roma defender.

Other Sport 07 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ailton may not get to play for Qatar

Brazilian forward Ailton's plans to switch nationalities and play for Qatar may be shot down by FIFA, the president of Germany's Football Federation said on Friday.

Other Sport 11 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wang Chen hopes for leniency from IOC on Olympic berth

Hong Kong's Wang Chen is seeded to reach the semi-finals of the All-England Open and she is one of the few women's singles players capable of halting the Chinese.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

FIFA set measures to stop players switching nationalities

FIFA have introduced emergency measures to stop players taking advantage of the governing body's regulations to switch nationalities.

Other Sport 21 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Brazilian striker Ailton wants out after FIFA bar Qatar move

Brazilian forward Ailton threatened to leave Germany on Friday in anger over a FIFA ruling that barred him from switching nationalities and playing for Qatar.