Sporting Digest: Football

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BOLTON WANDERERS are set to sign the Sheffield Wednesday defender, Simon Coleman, for pounds 350,000. The deal represents a pounds 100,000 profit for the Premiership club, who bought the 26-year-old from Derby only eight months ago.

FRANCO BARESI, Italy's veteran captain, has retired from international football. The 34-year-old Milan defender won his 81st cap at the 1-1 draw with Slovenia in a European Championship qualifier last month.

SOUTH AFRICA SQUAD (African Nations' Cup qualifier v Mauritius, Mabopane, 15 Oct): Goalkeepers: Crowley (Kaizer Chiefs), Du Plessis (D'Alberton Callies). Defenders: Fish, Motale (both Orlando Pirates), Komphela (Gaziantespor), Motaung (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nyathi (Cape Town Spurs), Radebe (Leeds United), Tucker (Pretoria City). Midfielders: Buthelezi, Mncwango (both Orlando Pirates), Khumalo, Tovey (both Kaizer Chiefs), Madida (Besiktas), Moshoeu (Genclerbirligi). Forwards: Maponyane (Orlando Pirates), Masinga (Leeds United), Mosimane (Ionikos), Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Williams (RWD Molenbeek).

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