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France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (L) leaves the pitch after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP)

Kylian Mbappe injured as France see off Uruguay

A shoulder injury to Kylian Mbappe overshadowed France's 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay at the Stade de France on Tuesday as Didier Deschamps' world champions ended the year on a high note.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says a European Super League is ‘a fiction or a dream’. Thanassis Stavrakis-AP

Aleksander Ceferin: Champions League may use VAR this season

UEFA will consider fast-tracking the implementation of Video assistant Referees (VAR) for the Champions League knockout stages this season, according to the European governing body’s President Aleksander Ceferin.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AFP Photo - Getty Images - Win McNamee)

Mark Zuckerberg: No plans to resign as Facebook chief

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform.
Ola Aina

Ola Aina undergoes further test at Torino

Ola Aina will undergo further tests at his Italian club, Torino after he suffered an injury in training with the Super Eagles of Nigeria while on international duty.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

Super Eagles held goalless by Cranes of Uganda

The Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a goalless draw in an international friendly football match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has tasked John Ogu to leave the Israeli league for a more recognised league in Europe if he is to have a future with the team.

Gernot Rohr wants John Ogu to quit Israeli league

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has tasked John Ogu to leave the Israeli league for a more recognised league in Europe if he is to have a future with the team.

Jordan Ayew: National team and club football is not the same

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew is hopeful of converting his form for the Black Stars into strong performances for Crystal Palace.
New Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Kabir Suleiman Dogo is under pressure to leave the Akure based outfit

Kabir Dogo under pressure to dump Sunshine Stars

New Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Kabir Suleiman Dogo is under pressure to leave the Akure based outfit.
Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

AWCON: Super Falcons seek redemption against Zambia

Defending champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria will seek to get their campaign at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations back on track when they face the Shepolopolo of Zambia in their second Group B game at the Cape Coast Stadium today (Wednesday).
Lobi Stars winners of the Super Cup

Lobi Stars coach Ogbeide demands more after winning Super Cup

Coach Solomon Ogbeide has said he expects a lot more from Lobi Stars after the pipped Enugu Rangers to win the Super Cup.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Juventus Andrea Agnelli

Andrea Agnelli: No Super League talks since 2015

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli insists there have been no discussions over the prospect of a European "super league" since 2015.
Lorenzo Pellegrini

Lorenzo Pellegrini’s agent shuts down Manchester United links

Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini is not considering a move to Manchester United and is "only thinking about Roma", his agent says.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

AWCON: Thomas Dennerby optimistic of World Cup ticket

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

Philippe Coutinho set for Barcelona return

Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho has returned to training ahead of this weekend’s La Liga match against Atletico Madrid after missing two weeks with a thigh problem, the club announced on Tuesday.
Gianni Infantino, Pedro Sánchez and Luis Rubiales in La Moncloa

Spain FA chief thanks country’s premier for World Cup plan backing

The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thanked the country's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, for his backing of a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Christian Chukwu: Include more home-based Super Eagles players in AFCON team

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach, has restated his call for the massive inclusion of home-based players in the Super Eagles, especially now that the country has qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Court remands fake army colonel

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UNIDO: Quality products, services indices to global competitiveness

A national expert on Food Safety, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr Funsho Tehinse, has said that quality products and services are indices to global competitiveness in Africa.