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JUST IN: Napoli Appoint Gattuso To Replace Ancelotti as Manager

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Gennaro Gattuso on Wednesday took over as coach of Napoli after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked despite guiding them to the Champions League last 16, the troubled Serie A side announced. Gattuso, who left AC Milan at the end of last season after failing to qualify for the Champions League, takes charge of a club who sit seventh in Serie A. “The aim is to recoup points and get back into the Champions League positions,” said Gattuso, who won the 2006 World Cup as a player with Italy. “We need to work hard, win back points and come [Read]

Napoli Sacks Ancelotti hours after 4-0 Champions League win

  Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as Napoli manager just hours after guiding the club to a 4-0 Champions League win over Genk. The veteran former AC Milan and Bayern Munich boss has been in charge at San Paolo since the summer of 2018 and oversaw a second-place finish in Serie A last term. However, they now sit in seventh, some 17 points behind current leaders Inter Milan thanks to a nine-match winless run and there have been widespread rumours of internal strife. La Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli ha deciso di revocare l’incarico di responsabile tecnico della prima squadra al signor Carlo Ancelotti.Rimangono intatti i rapporti di amicizia, stima e [Read]

Military aircraft with 38 officers on board ‘disappears’

  A military aircraft with 38 officers on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chile’s air force says in a statement on Monday night. The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00). Among the missing are 17 crew members and 21 passengers, who were travelling to provide logistical support. Chile’s air force said a search and rescue operation is under way to recover the plane and those missing. News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians. Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told local media that the plane did not [Read]

I’m missing Nigeria – Cardi B says as she arrives America

  American rapper Cardi B who was in Nigeria last week, has said she is missing the country, just moment after arriving back in her home country, the United States of America.   The outspoken rapper was in Africa for the LiveSpot X Festival’s in Ghana and Nigeria, and she seemed to have so much fun in Nigeria, before heading to Ghana after her first show in Lagos. The fun continued for her in Ghana. Moments after arriving the West African country, she took to her social media page to treat her fans to a tour of her hotel room. ‘Oh snap, we are going to turn up today. I want to [Read]

C. Ronaldo’s son wins Cavour Trophy, Best Striker Award with Juventus’ U9 side

– Cristiano Ronaldo’s son has won the Cavour Trophy with Juventus’ Under 9 side – The eldest son of the Portugal international scored three goals in this tournament – He was also named as the best striker by the organizers of the championship Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be proud of his son after winning youth tournament with the Old Lady’s Under 9 team where he was also named the best striker. Since Cristiano Jr joined the Juventus’ youth team, he has been impressive and has also made headlines many times. By the end of October, he was sitting on 58 goals and had a further 18 assists in just [Read]

Slovenian Team Cancels Contract Of Nigerian Player For Impregnating Club President’s Daughter

  A second division team in Slovenia has terminated the contract of their Nigerian winger who was signed in the summer after it emerged that he impregnated the daughter of the president of the club. The player (name withheld) has since returned back to Nigeria where he revealed to Mr Mowiz the issue behind the cancellation of his contract six months after he was signed and unveiled by the club. ” I signed a three year deal with the option of another year but last month I ran into trouble when my girlfriend who happens to be the daughter of the president said she was pregnant for me”, he said. [Read]

He ran around the ring, his mentality was to survive, Wilder taunts Joshua

  WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has launched a subtle attack on Anthony Joshua after the Briton handed Andy Ruiz his second career defeat to reclaim his heavyweight belts.  Joshua won the rematch showdown in Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, December 7, albeit on a unanimous point decision. The 30-year-old heavyweight champion landed a brutal flesh-cutting punch on Ruiz’s upper left eye but was dragged to the 12th round by the resilient Mexican star before avenging his Madison Park defeat in style. Reacting to the victory, Wilder who is Joshua’s biggest rival in the heavyweight decision, fiercely slammed the Briton for using Wladimir Klitschko’s “boring jab-grab-hold” tactics. [Read]

Husband beats wife into coma for sleeping with another man on their matrimonial bed

  A 35-year-old man identified as Kofi Bandoli has been arrested Police for beating his wife into a state of coma after he caught her having sex with another man on their matrimonial bed in Awutu Bereku district, Ghana.  According to reports, the man went to work and tried to call his wife who was at home for some information but tried several times and couldn’t reach her. He then decided to go home and see whether something had happened to her because this was unusual. On getting home, the man heard the sounds of someone moaning in the bedroom. He was in a state of denial, as he was [Read]

I partied for three months without training – Andy Ruiz states why he lost to Anthony Joshua [VIDEO]

Nigerian-born British Fighter,  Anthony Joshua has humbled Andy Ruiz and reclaimed his heavyweight titles. Defeated Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz who was mercilessly beaten by Anthony Joshua to reclaim the world heavyweight titles yesterday, has blamed his defeat in their rematch on three months of partying and celebration. Andy Ruiz at the post match conference, blamed his defeat in ‘three months partying’ he claimed he partied, became overweight and under-trained for the rematch which took place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7. [READ ALSO] Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS] Andy Ruiz said: “Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say?  “Being overweight, [Read]

Rapper Juice Wrld Dies At 21 After Suffering Seizure

Rapper Juice Wrld Has Died At The Age Of 21 After Suffering A Seizure  The American rapper, who has worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, is said to have suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport on Sunday morning shortly after arriving at the airport on a flight from California. According to TMZ , police sources said the rapper had suffered the seizure while walking through the airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived. Juice, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was still conscious when he was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after. The cause of death is not yet [Read]

Man Utd dents City’s title hopes with 2-1 victory at Etihad

  Manchester United on Saturday dented the title hopes of their neighbours, Manchester City with a superb counter-attacking victory in the Manchester derby. City stay third but are now 14 points behind leaders Liverpool, who won at Bournemouth. United move up to fifth. Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty, which was awarded after a VAR check, put United ahead. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS] Anthony Martial scored the second with a left-foot shot and Nicolas Otamendi’s brilliant header was nothing short of consolation as United held on to beat City. United’s win was no more than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side deserved after they repeatedly carved [Read]

BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS]

Anthony Joshua reclaimed the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles with a 12-round masterclass over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. Joshua is now the two-time heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision victory over Ruiz. And the Brit hailed his heroic spirit but vowed to stay humble with victory. See round by round scores as adjudged by the judges:   [READ ALSO] Nigerian – born British Fighter, Anthony Joshua To Earn $60m in Ruiz Rematch See more photos from the much publicized bout as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that renowned German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. Principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 7. The announcement of his demise was published on his Facebook page. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. “He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. “For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We [Read]

Andy Ruiz Warmly Greets Joshua’s Mother Yeta Odusanya At Pre-fight Dinner [PHOTOS]

– Andy Ruiz shows rare humility with pleasant handshake exchange with Joshua’s mum – The Mexican’s camp and Joshua’s met at Al Faisaliah Hotel on Thursday for pre-match dinner – Donned in popular Arab wear, Ruiz walked down to Joshua’s mum seat and greeted her Andy Ruiz may be the boxing champion but the heavyweight star shows some humility courtesy ahead of his rematch with Joshua after he was seen greeting his opponent’s mum during Thursday, December 5 gala dinner. The Mexican star will be up against the Briton this Saturday, December 7, in the second showdown to hold in 15,000 capacity Riyadh stadium. Ruiz, who stunned Joshua in June [Read]

Another Premier League Manager, Marco Silva Shown The Exit Door

  Everton manager, Marco Silva has become the latest victim of the sacking wave in the English Premier League as he has been relieved after 18 months, with the club in the Premier League relegation zone after their Merseyside derby humiliation. Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield was their ninth of the season and leaves them 18th in the Premier League after three successive losses. Silva, who took charge in May 2018, won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games. Everton are now searching for their fourth permanent boss since Roberto Martinez was sacked in May 2016. Former Everton manager David Moyes has been considered as a potential [Read]