Sporting Digest: Football

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HAROLD HORNSEY will become the chairman of Hartlepool tomorrow, replacing Gary Gibson.

NORWAY WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Thorstvedt (Tottenham), Grodas (Lillestrom), By Rise (Rosenborg Trondheim). Defenders: Halle (Oldham), Bratseth (Werder Bremen), Bjoernebye (Rosenborg Trondheim), R Nilsen (Sheffield Utd), Haland (Nottm Forest), H Berg (Blackburn), E Johnsen (Chelsea). Midfielders: Flo (Sheffield United), Mykland (Start), Loeken, Strand, Leonhardsen (all Rosenborg Trondheim), Rekdal (Lierse), Jakobsen (Young Boys), Bohinen (Nottm Forest), Eggen (Brondby). Forwards: Fjortoft (Swindon), Sorloth (Bursaspor), Rushfeldt (Tromsoe).

NIGERIA WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Rufai (unatt), Agbonavbare (Rayo Vallencano), Agu (Liege). Defenders: Okafor, Eguavoen, Keshi (all unatt), Nwanu (Anderlecht), Emenalo (Molenbeek), Ezeugo (Kispest Honved), Okechukwu (Fenerbahce), Oliseh (Liege), Iroha (Vitesse Arhnem). Midfielders: Oliha (unatt), Ekoku (Norwich), Siasia (Nantes), George (Ajax), Okocha (Eintracht Frankfurt). Forwards: Yekini (Vitoria Setubal), Ikpeba (Monaco), Adepoju (Racing Santander), Amunike (Zamalek), Amokachie (Club Brugge).

DOUBT still surrounds the appearance of 42-year-old Roger Milla at the World Cup Finals in the United States. Milla was named in a 23- strong Cameroon squad yesterday, but their coach, Hhhenri Michel must drop one player before the finals. He has come under intense pressure in Cameroon to include Milla.

CAMEROON WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Jacques Songo'o (Metz, Fr), Joseph-Antoine 'Jojo' Bell (no club), Thomas Nkono (no club). Defenders: Stephen Tataw (Olympic de Mvolye), Samuel Ekeme Ndiba, Raymond Kalla (both Canon Yaounde), Rigoberg Bahanang Song (TKC Yaounde), Hans Agbo (Olympic de Mvolye). Midfielders: Marc Vivien Foe (Canon Yaounde), Andre Kana-Biyick (Le Havre, Fr), Jean-Pierre Fiala Fiala (Canon Yaounde), Paul-Serge Loga (Prevoyance), Roger Feutmba (Courtrai, Bel), Thomas Libih (no club), Emile Mbouh (Qatar). Forwards: Roger Milla (Tonnerre), Georges Mouyeme- Elong (Troyes, France), Francois Omam-Biyick (Lens, Fr), David Embe (Belenenses, Por), Alphonse Tchami (Odense, Den), Patrick Mboma (Chateauroux, Fr), Jean-Jacques Misse-Misse (Sporting Charleroi, Bel), Emmanuel Kessack Mabouang (Rio Ave, Por). 23 players named, one to be omitted.

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