York City, of the Second Division, broke their club transfer record for the second time in four months by paying a six figure fee for Burnley midfielder Adrian Randall. Randall, 27, travelled to Bootham Crescent yesterday to sign for the Minstermen, ending the manager Alan Little's search for an experienced midfield player. Randall is expected to make his debut at home to one of his former clubs, Bournemouth, on Saturday. The fee is believed to be around pounds 140,000, easily beating the pounds 90,000 paid to Luton in early September for the striker, Rob Matthews.
South Africa have gambled on the fitness of the Leeds United defender, Lucas Radebe, by including him in their 22-man squad for next month's African Nations Cup finals. Radebe has not had a competitive match since injuring his knee playing for Leeds in April. The forwards Phil Masinga, also of Leeds, and Mark Williams, of Wolverhampton Wanderers, are the other English-based players to have been selected.
SOUTH AFRICAN SQUAD (African Nations Cup, 13 January): Goalkeepers: A Arendse (Cape Town Spurs), R de Sa (Mamelodi Sundowns), J Tlale (QwaQwa Stars). Defenders: M Fish, EMotale (Orlando Pirates), Sizwe Motaung (Mamelodi Sundowns), D Nyathi (Cape Town Spurs), L Radebe (Leeds United), N Tovey (Kaizer Chiefs), ATucker (Pretoria City). Midfielders: LButhelezi (Mamelodi Sundowns), D Khumalo (Kaizer Chiefs), A Makalakalane (FC Zurich), HMkhalele, J Moeti (Orlando Pirates), Z Moosa (Mamelodi Sundowns), J Moshoeu (Kocaelispor, Tur), E Tinler (Vitoria Setubal, Port). Forwards: S Bartlett (Cape Town Spurs), S Dundee (Karlsruhe, Ger), P Masinga (Leeds United), M Williams (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Krasimir Balakov, who plays for the German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, was voted Bulgaria's er of the Year yesterday. Parma's Hristo Stoichkov was voted second.Reuse content