Sporting Digest: Football

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The experienced striker Marco Gabbiadini has returned to his first club, York City, from Stoke City in a non-contract deal.

Jean-Claude Pagal, a 33-year-old midfielder who played for Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup, has joined Carlisle United from the French club St- Etienne until the end of the season.

West Ham have agreed to sign the 16-year-old Rochdale goalkeeper Stephen Bywater at the end of the season for an initial fee of pounds 300,000.

Jamaica and Nigeria drew 2-2 in a friendly international in Kingston on Sunday. Rashidi Yekini, one of Nigeria's top men at the 1994 World Cup, gave the African team the lead in the 34th minute by taking advantage of a defensive blunder to shoot home from 20 yards. But two free-kick goals in three minutes from the Jamaicans - from Ian Goodison in the 37th minute and Andy Williams in the 40th - gave the home team the lead at half-time. Nigeria improved in the second half with the introduction of Samson Siasia, another key player from 1994. He equalised in the 77th minute, kicking a loose ball out of the grasp of the home goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence.

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