Sporting Digest: Football

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BONCHO GENCHEV, the Ipswich Town striker, has been recalled to Bulgaria's squad for a friendly against Mexico in San Diego on 19 January.

CAMEROON have named Henri Michel, France's national coach from 1984 to 1986, as their manager for the World Cup finals.

THE Ghanaian international, Abedi Pele, has been named African Footballer of the Year for the third successive time.

DIEGO MARADONA, who has been missing from action for 40 days with a leg injury, has resumed training with Newell's Old Boys.

THE French prosecutor, Eric de Montgolfier, has threatened to resign from the investigation into the Marseille bribery scandal after the French parliament blocked the arrest of the club's owner, Bernard Tapie.

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS, of the GM Vauxhall Conference, are seeking a pounds 300,000 grant from the Football Trust towards the cost of a new main stand at their Aggborough ground.

SCOTLAND'S 38 senior clubs will today cast their votes for the two newcomers who will join the revamped Scottish League next season. The candidates are: Elgin City, Gala Fairydean, Gretna, Ross County and the amalgamated Caledonian Thistle from Inverness.

TRANSFERS: Billy Dodds, striker, Dundee to St Johnstone ( pounds 500,000); Carl Muggleton, goalkeeper, Leicester City to Celtic ( pounds 150,000); George Burley, full-back, Ayr to Falkirk (non- contract); Jon Cheesewright, goalkeeper, Braintree to Colchester (nominal fee).

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