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Here Are the Footballers Who Made the 2018 African Team of the Year

Selected by France Football, the publication behind the Ballon d'Or.

It's now 2019, but France Football has just announced their picks for their 2018 African Team of the Year.

The magazine, which is widely-known for picking each year's Ballon d'Or winner, recently published their top 11 starting players and seven substitutes from the African continent.

The 2018 African Team of the Year includes star players like Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, his Liverpool teammate and Senegal winger Sadio Mane, Algeria and Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, Ghana and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, Nigeria and Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi, and more.


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It's been quite a year of performances to pick from with the World Cup and heated Champions League competitions, as well as all the domestic leagues.

See all of France Football's picks for the 2018 African TOTY and the substitutes below. Who did they miss?

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Substitutes: Samatta (Tanzanie, Genk), Gana Gueye (Sénégal, Everton), Pépé (Côte d'Ivoire, Lille), Aubameyang (Gabon, Arsenal), Bounou (Maroc, Girona), Badri (Tunisie, Espérance), Toko Ekambi (Cameroun, Villarreal).

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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