Sporting Digest: Football

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UEFA, the European governing body, is studying a protest from Juventus that the Bulgarian club, CSKA Sofia, fielded an ineligible player in their Uefa Cup first-round first-leg 3-2 win over the Italians last week. Juventus claimed that Petar Mihtarski had been signed by CSKA after the Uefa deadline of 15 August.

LIVERPOOL will play Brighton in a testimonial for Jimmy Case at the Goldstone Ground on 17 October.

THE United States Soccer Federation president, Alan Rothenberg, said yesterday he expected the national coach, Bora Milutinovic, to sign a new contract up to 1998.

B & Q CUP Second-round draw: Caledonian Thistle v Dundee; Ayr v Stranraer; Montrose v Stirling; Dunfermline v Hamilton; Morton v St Johnstone; East Fife v Cowdenbeath; Alloa v Clydebank; Airdrie v Raith. (Ties to be played 27 or 28 September).

AFRICAN CLUB CHAMPIONS' CUP Quarter-finals first-leg: Esperance Tunis (Tun) 3 Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Nig) 0; Mouloudia Oran (Alg) bt Vita Club (Zai) (walkover, Vita Club failed to arrive); Nkana FC (Zam) 4 Simba (Tanz) 1; Zamalek (Egypt) 1 AS Sogara (Gab) 0. Cup-Winners' Cup: Mbilinga (Gab) 4 Malindi (Tanz) 0; Kenya Breweries (Ken) 1 US Tamponnaise (Reunion) 0; Agaza Lome (Togo) 6 Olympic Beja (Tun) 1; BCC Lions (Niga) 2 DC Motemapembe (Zai) 1. Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup: Bendel Insurance (Nig) 1 US Chaouia (Alg) 0; St Denis (Reunion) 5 JS Kairouan (Tun) 0; AFC Leopards (Ken) 2 Primiero Maio (Ang) 1; El Mourada (Sudan) bt Diamond Stars (Sierra Leone) w/o.