France rugby union head coach Fabien Galthié reacted to his team's first defeat in 14 matches with a business-as-usual approach to Sunday's clash at the Stade de France against Scotland. Mohamed Haouas will replace the 32-year-old and feature in the starting line-up for the first time since 6 November 2021 when France played Argentina. France won all five games – the Grand Slam – in the 2022 Six Nations competition to claim the title. Scotland arrive at the Stade de France unbeaten in the Six Nations. "They've been playing very good rugby and they play a kind of rugby that can get the crowd on their feet.
Many football lovers hope an African team will finally win the men's 2022 Fifa World Cup . That didn't happen, but it didn't stop Patrice Motsepe , president of the Confederation of African Football, from saying (in 2021):An African team must win the World Cup in the near future. This gap is not encouraging for those hoping for an African World Cup win. This is an impressive record, but few people outside Greece consider the country a potential World Cup winner. I would also bet that African countries that choose to keep playing down will never win the World Cup.4 months ago Modern Ghana
Senegal must stick to their attacking principles to beat England in the last 16 of the World Cup, according to former international Omar Daf. The West Africans won their first continental title in February but will come up against a side which reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia four years ago and then finished as runners-up at the European Championship last year. "Senegal are the African champions so we must continue to be ambitious," the 45-year-old, part of the Senegal squad which reached the last eight of the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea, told BBC Sport Africa. "Senegal has a chance, because most of their players play in the Premier League or the Championship. Omar Daf (right) helped Senegal reach the quarter-finals on their World Cup debut in 2002, where the Teranga Lions were beaten by Turkey3 months ago Modern Ghana
"This is the first strike and it means that there will be others,” said Philippe Martinez, head of the hardline CGT union. For now, the transport, energy, oil, education and health sectors have have confirmed they will join the strike. The energy unions, which say they expect a strong turnout for 19 January, are due to meet three days beforehand to determine their "battle plans". The CGT-FNME mines and energy union has warned of potential power cuts and maintenance delays in power stations, but promised that customers would not be penalised. Confirming that oil refinery workers would also be downing tools, the CGT-Petroleum union urged employees to multiply and intensify their strike action over the coming weeks.2 months ago Modern Ghana
Some institutions had already shifted to some form of online teaching and learning before 2020. They must also be able to appropriately support their students through any challenges related to online teaching platforms. In South Africa, as in many developing countries, most of those entering higher education are not familiar with online learning. I conducted a study to explore how lecturers' skills, knowledge and experience in e-learning affect student support. It also enabled them to apply those theories when creating learning materials and facilitating learning online.25 days ago Modern Ghana
27.10.2022 LISTENGhana’s 2010 World Cup campaign was by far the most successful as the Black Stars were just seconds away from a historic semi-final appearance but were made to pay the penalty in the most painful way. Kwadwo AsamoahHe was considered one of the most gifted players on the team and has helped the Black Stars reach the quarter-final of the tournament. Even though the former Juventus star didn’t score at the World Cup, his contribution was invaluable to the team’s success. His stock rose since playing for the Black Stars and became the centre of European clubs jostling for his signature until he was captured by AC Milan. The 41-year-old, who made 89 appearances for the Black Stars, has since retired and set up the John Painstil Football Academy where he works as the coach.4 months ago Modern Ghana
Ballon d'Or runner-up Sadio Mane was named in Senegal's World Cup squad by coach Aliou Cisse on Friday in spite of a recent injury. "We will give ourselves all the necessary means to allow Sadio Mane to recover." "Losing Sadio Mane is not an easy thing for a coach, for the team, even for African football," he said. "We don't want to think about it but inevitably we have to be prepared should Sadio Mane be absent. I don't want to talk about the absence of Sadio Mane even if, in the back of my head, I'm trying to prepare for it."4 months ago Modern Ghana
Protests have swept Iran since the 16 September death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin arrested by the morality police for allegedly flouting the sharia-based law. The hijab headscarf became obligatory for all women in Iran in April 1983, four years after the Islamic Revolution that overthrew the US-backed monarchy. Hundreds killedAfter the hijab law became mandatory, with changing clothing norms it became commonplace to see women in tight jeans and loose, colourful headscarves. In September, Iran's main reformist party called for the mandatory hijab law to be rescinded. Iran's top security body, the Supreme National Security Council, on Saturday said the number of people killed during the protests "exceeds 200".3 months ago Modern Ghana