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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.


Read: The Rise of the New Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah

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?

Read: The French National Team's Blackness


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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Former Super Eagle Isaac Promise Dies

Fans are remembering the Nigerian football star who was pronounced dead at just 31.

Nigerian football star, striker Isaac Promise, has died after collapsing during a workout in his apartment complex gym. He was only 31.

His death was announced by his football club Austin Bold, with the president of the club, Bobby Epstein, sharing these words: "It's with shock and grief that we acknowledge the sudden death of Promise Isaac. The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it's the death of a fellow teammate. On behalf of the BOLD organisation; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death." There has been no cause of death stated.

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Five Eritrean Players Disappear Before Football Tournament Semi Finals

Members of the Eritrean under-20 team are thought to be seeking asylum in Uganda

The Eritrean u-20 team lost their semi-final match against Kenya today. No surprise there, as they were playing minus their top goalkeeper Girmay Hanibal and four other players who disappeared from the team hotel earlier in the week. The missing players are reportedly seeking asylum in Uganda, this year's host country for the Cecafa tournament.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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Busy Signal Drops New Video for '100%' Featuring Afro B

Premiere: The Jamaican dancehall star and afrowave artist partner up for a comical new song and video.

Busy Signal has teamed up with Afro B for a fiery song and hilarious video for their new track, "100%".

Born and bred in Jamaica, Busy Signal's signature dancehall-reggae sound with an electronic lean is always a refreshing twist. His sound mixed with "Drogba (Joanna)" star Afro B's smooth afrowave style makes this new track, well, 100% dope.

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