Sporting Digest: Football

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TRANSFERS: Russell Coughlin, midfielder, Swansea to Exeter (exchange); John Hodge, winger, Exeter to Swansea (exchange plus pounds 18,000); Gary Worthington, forward, Wigan to Exeter (free).

AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Group One (Libreville): Gabon 3 (Ndong-Nze 16, Nzamba 75, Makaya 88) Niger 0; (Cotonou): Benin 0 Cameroon 3 (Chamy 12, M'Bey 21, Loga 90). Group Two (Khartoum): Sudan 1 (Koumi 25) Ethiopia 0. Group Three (Dakar): Senegal 1 (Mangane 15) Sierra Leone 1 (Masare 30). Group Four (Kinshasa): Zaire 0 Kenya 1 (Omolo 29). Group Five (Lusaka): Zambia 3 (Joe Bwalya 1, Kalusha Bwalya pen 66, Makwaza 71) South Africa 0; (Harare): Zimbabwe 2 (Lunga 37, Sawu 63) Mauritius 0. Group Six (Bujumbura): Burundi 2 (Mossi 18, Debo 87) Guinea 2 (Camara 67, Soumah 74). Group Eight (Alexandria): Egypt 1 (Yasser Ezzat 46) Morocco 1 (Abdel-Salam 22); (Bamako): Mali 2 (Toure 20, Djawara 90) Malawi 1 (Chaemuny 82)

CONCACAF GOLD CUP First round: Group A (Dallas): United States 1 (Wynalda 67) Jamaica 0; Honduras 5 (Alarcon 26, Benneth 51, 70, pen 84, Pineda 55) Panama 1 (Jesus Julio 29). Group B (Mexico City): Costa Rica 1 (Meyers 82) Canada 1 (Dasovic 42); Mexico 9 (Alvas 10, 21, 38, 52, 75, 80, 82, Ramirez 40, Hernandez 82) Martinique 0.

J LEAGUE: Verdy Kawasaki 3 Gamba Osaka 2; Kashima Antlers 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2; Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Urawa Red Diamonds 0 (Shimizu won 6-5 on penalties); Yokohama Flugels 1 Yokohama Marinos 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 0 JEF United Ichihara 1. Leading positions: 1 Kashima Antlers (P 17, Pts 26 - first- stage champions); 2 Verdy Kawasaki (17-22); 3 Yokohama Marinos (17-20).

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