Sport in Short: Football

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The Independent Online
DIEGO MARADONA'S agent, Marcos Franchi, said yesterday that an agreement to transfer the former Argentine captain from the Italian club Napoli to the Spanish First Division club Seville would be announced today at a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, between officials of Seville, the Spanish football federation, the Italian football federation and Fifa, the world governing body. Officials from Napoli are not due to attend. 'We're a step away from freedom,' Maradona, accompanied by his wife, Claudia, remarked.

HAMBURG have sacked their coach, Egon Coordes, in charge since March, after their disastrous start to the German Bundesliga season. They have yet to win a game and are second from bottom of the league.

AFRICAN CHAMPIONS' CUP Quarter-finals, second leg: Ashanti Kotoko (Gha) 2 ASEC (Iv Coast) 3 (aggregate 4-4; ASEC win on away goals); Wydad Casablanca (Mor) 3 Nkana Red Devils (Zam) 1 (Wydad win 4-3 agg); Ismailia (Eg) 3 Club Africain (Tunis) 1 (Ismailia win 6-4 agg); Al-Hilal (Sud) 2 Gor Mahia (Ken) 0 (agg 2-2; Al-Hilal win 4-2 on penalties).

AFRICAN CUP-WINNERS' CUP Quarter-finals, second leg: USM (Gabon) 2 Al-Merreikh (Sud) 1 (Al-Merreikh win 4-2 agg); Vital'O (Burun) 2 Fatima Red Devils (CAR) 1 (Vital'O win 2-1 agg); Africa Sports (Iv Coast) 3 National SC (Eg) 0 (Africa Sports win 3-2 agg); DC Motema Pembe (Zai) 3 FC Mogas 90 (Benin) 0 (DC Motema Pembe win 3-0 agg).

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