Sporting Digest: Football

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JORGE CADETE, the Sporting Lisbon captain, has dedicated his match-winning goal in a Portuguese League match against Beira Mar on Monday to Bobby Robson, the former England manager who parted company with the club last week after 18 months as their coach. 'I am doing this as a personal gesture since it was under his guidance that I was top scorer in the league last season. A player never forgets that,' Cadete said. Sporting's players held a dinner in Robson's honour last night. The club are joint top of the table.

THE former Soviet Union national team manager, Valery Lobanovsky, has been appointed coach to the Kuwait national side.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST yesterday signed the Norwegian under-21 defender, Alf Inge Haland, for pounds 250,000.

ALUN EVANS, the Football Association of Wales secretary, has had his job upgraded to chief executive.

UEFA CUP Quarter-final draw: Borussia Dortmund v Internazionale; Cagliari v Juventus; Eintracht Frankfurt v Casino Salzburg; Boavista v Karlsruhe. (Ties to be played 2 or 3 March and 16 or 17 March).