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Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr ranked 19th best coach in the world by German firm

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked 19th best coach in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) based in Germany.
Edinson Cavani, left, of Uruguay celebrates a goal with teammate Luis Suarez against Chile at the Maracana. The 1-0 win saw Uruguay progress to the quarter-finals as Group C winners, with Chile also advancing in second place. EPA

Copa America: Edinson Cavani heads Uruguay over Chile

Edinson Cavani’s header eight minutes from time from Jonathan Rodriguez’s cross propelled Uruguay on Monday above Chile and into, what looks on paper at least, an easier last eight challenge against Peru.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez

Oscar Tabarez impressed by Luis Suarez return following knee surgery

Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez felt Luis Suarez did not look like a man who had just missed a month with a knee injury as the forward made a goalscoring return on Friday.

Injured Luis Suarez included in Uruguay’s Copa America squad

Barcelona star Luis Suarez was included in Uruguay’s Copa America squad on Thursday despite undergoing knee surgery just three weeks ago.

Injured Luis Suarez to miss China Cup for Uruguay

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has been ruled out of playing in the China Cup with Uruguay after spraining his ankle for his club at the weekend.
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.
Oscar Tabarez

Uruguay’s Oscar Tabarez agrees new four-year contract

Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez will remain in charge of Uruguay until the next World Cup after signing a four-year contract extension.
Oscar Tabarez

Uruguay’s Oscar Tabarez admits France deserved victory

A disappointed Oscar Tabarez conceded that his Uruguay side were second best in their World Cup quarter-final loss to France on Friday, which saw the European side progress to the last four.
France beat Uruguay to reach the World Cup semifinals. Alexander Hassenstein-Getty Images

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis

France reached the World Cup semifinals after a relatively straightforward win over Uruguay courtesy of goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.
Uruguay star Edinson Cavani remains a huge doubt for the World Cup quarter-final against France as pictures show him struggling down stairs at training.

Uruguay’s Charruas tight-lipped on Edinson Cavani injury before Les Bleus clash

Edinson Cavani trained lightly on Thursday, but his coach would not be drawn on whether the Uruguay forward had recovered sufficiently from injury to have a chance of being fit for Friday’s World Cup quarter-final with France.
France coach Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France ready for Uruguay to be with or without Edinson Cavani

France coach Didier Deschamps has praised Uruguay ahead of the pair's World Cup quarterfinal in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday, and said his side have prepared as if injured striker Edinson Cavani will play.
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani

Report: Uruguay not ruling out Edinson Cavani against France

Edinson Cavani and Uruguay's medical staff have not given up hope that the forward will at least be available off the the bench for Friday's World Cup quarterfinal with France, ESPN reports.
Kylian Mbappe is fully under contract with Paris Saint-Germain as of Sunday, after his permanent deal with the French champions kicked in on the first day of July.

Uruguay: We’re ready for unstoppable Kylian Mbappe

The build-up to Friday’s quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans’ almost unbreachable four-man defence which decides the result.
Kylian Mbappe

Luis Suarez: We can ‘control’ Kylian Mbappe in World Cup quarters

Luis Suarez is confident Uruguay can nullify the threat from France's teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, as they prepare for their World Cup quarter-final clash later this week.

Uruguay into World Cup knockouts with win vs Saudi Arabia

The result had a number of repercussions for all teams in Group A as hosts Russia will join the South Americans in the round of 16 while Egypt are eliminated along with the Saudis with a game still to play.

Luis Suarez wins 100th Uruguay cap, Saudi Arabia drop goalkeeper

Luis Suarez will make his 100th international appearance for Uruguay on Wednesday after being named in the starting XI for their second World Cup match against Saudi Arabia in Rostov.

Uruguay coach lavishes praise on ‘more mature’ Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez has “matured a great deal” and is primed to lead Uruguay’s assault on the World Cup, coach Oscar Tabarez said on the eve of their opening game in Russia.

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Chinese Embassy donates 32 laptops, stationery, others to Nyanya primary school

Chinese Embassy on has donated 32 laptops, generator, and other stationery to China-Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya, Abuja to help enhance their computer skills.
Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has stated that invitation of players to the national team should be kept open as long as Nigerian players continue to shine at club level. Adepoju speaking in a chat with newsmen after Nigeria and Bordeaux player Josh Maja got a hattrick of goals in Bordeaux’s 6-0 thrashing of Nimes in Tuesdays night’s Ligue un clash.

Josh Maja named in French Ligue 1 Team of the Week

Girondis Bordeaux forward Josh Maja has been named in the French Ligue 1 team of the week following his scintillating performance for the club in Tuesday night 6-0 thrashing of Nimes.
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Militia beheads 16 people in new DR Congo massacre – civil society

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources said on Friday.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Federal government suspends eight officials over electrocution at Ikoyi Custodial Centre

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, CDCFIB, has approved the suspension of seven senior officers and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the unfortunate electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos in order to facilitate unfettered investigation into the said incident.

Amosun, 3,000 others defect to PDP in Ogun

A candidate of the House of Representatives election in Ogun state, Akeem Amosun, has defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), ahead of the Local Government elections expected to be conducted in the state next year and general elections in 2023.