Sporting Digest: Football

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BARRY TOWN will stage the home leg of their European Cup-Winners' Cup preliminary round tie at Cardiff City's Ninian Park. Club officials have declared it impossible to bring Jenner Park up to standard by the 30 June deadline set by Uefa.

BILLY AYRE, the former Blackpool manager, was yesterday appointed assistant manager at Lincoln City. Ayre will be the No 2 to Sam Ellis, who took over at Sincil Bank last month.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH, the Second Division club, have been put up for sale by their chairman, Norman Hayward, which may pave the way for a takeover of the club by their former striker, Ted MacDougall.

ZICO, the former Brazilian international, will today receive a Prime Minister's award in Tokyo for his contribution to the development of sport in Japan. He is the first non- Japanese citizen to receive the award since it was established in 1966. Zico, 41, who has retired from playing after three years in Japan, turned out for Kashima Antlers yesterday against Flamengo, his former club, who won the tour match 2-1.

TOUR MATCH (Tokyo): Kashima Antlers (Japan) 1 Flamengo (Bra) 2.

TRANSFER: David Smith (midfielder) Norwich City to Oxford United ( pounds 100,000).