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Gambian referee apologizes to Nigeria after match against South Africa

  Gambian referee who officiated the AFCON 2019 qualifying match between South Africa and Nigeria on Saturday, has apologized for the costly mistakes made by officials during the game. The Gambian football referee identified as Bakary Papa Gassama apologised to the Nigerian team after wrongly denying them two goals due to wrong offside calls, according to a report by OwnGoalNigeria. Ahmed Musa put through Kelechi Iheanacho who tapped home believing he has given Nigeria the lead but Musa who supplied the pass was judged by the assistant referee as been in an offside position, something which turned out to be wrong after video replays. In the second half with less [Read]

Santiago Solari gets Real Madrid manager’s position on permanent basis

  • Had impressed in the interim role given to him by European champions after replacing Julen Lopetegui Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach yesterday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has led Real to four wins out of four since being installed on a caretaker basis following Lopetegui’s abrupt dismissal last month after a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona culminated a poor run of results. And with 15 goals scored and only [Read]

EPL: Liverpool, Man City push harder for title, beat Fulham, United – READ MORE

  Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table — temporarily at least — with a 2 – 0 win at home to basement club Fulham at Anfield on Sunday before Manchester City reclaimed the top spot few moments afterwards following a 3-1 win against rivals Manchester United at the Etihad stadium. Jurgen Klopp ’s side continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah ’s eighth goal this term and a second from the recalled Xherdan Shaqiri helped them equal their best start to a campaign . While the scoreline suggested a comfortable victory , the game appeared to turn on a controversial decision [Read]

PHOTOS: Super Eagles Star Etebo Donates 12,000 Textbooks To 64 Public Schools to Celebrate 23rd Birthday, Says There Is More To Come

By Bayo Adegboyega, Sports Editor  DELTA – Prayers, encomiums and appreciation were on the front burner as super Eagles Midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo celebrated his 23rd birthday on Friday, November 9, 2018. NEWS FLAKES NG Sports Desk gathers that  as part of activities marking his birthday celebration, the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, via his Foundation, Etebo Oghenekaro Peter Foundation touched the lives of close to nine thousand pupils by donating over twelve thousand text books to 64 Public schools in Delta State. The Foundation delegation led by the celebrant’s parents Chief Austin and Mrs Blessing Etebo, its coordinator Mr Endurance Iseri Ogbemudia and friends and well wishers visited Warri South, [Read]

Crazy Scorline As Plateau United Feeders Beat Akurba United 79 – 0

The Nationwide League One (NLO) produced some crazy scorlines as Plateau United feeders beat Akurba United 79-0, while Police Machine FC of Yola and Bubayero FC of Gombe played out a 67-0. The NLO is the lowest tier of football in Nigeria and the sides involved were trying to gain promotion into the Nationwide League Division 3. NLO said the sides involved manipulated the results to enhance their chances of promotion. [Read]

S/Africa Vs Nig: Ighalo Suffers Injury, Ruled out of AFCON 2019 Qualifier Clash

  Odion Ighalo, a Super Eagles striker, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa, NEWS FLAKES gathers. Ighalo sustained a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai’s game against Tianjin Quianjian on Wednesday. The five-goal hero in the two-legged AFCON qualification games against Libya in October was stretchered off the pitch in the 16th minute. Ighalo disclosed to TheCable that it’s a hamstring injury. “I pulled my hamstring,” Ighalo said. The extent of his hamstring will be determined after a scan which will be carried out later. The Super Eagles will take on the Bafana Bafana on November 17 in Johannesburg. It takes [Read]

My hair is turning white due to Manchester United’s performances – Jose Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has joked that Manchester United’s shaky performances are causing his hair to turn white. The Reds boss made the claim after Marcus Rashford scored a last-gasp winner in the dramatic 2-1 victory over Bournemouth. After the match, Mourinho said: “I can’t believe that double chance from Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford. “I can’t understand [why we started slow]. My coaches said it was the best warm-up of the season. “I think a few mistakes create instability. I love the song, ‘attack, attack, attack’ but you need to have stability when you lose the ball. “It happened again against a good team but we were prepared for everything. [Read]

Asamoah Gyan Files For Divorce with estranged wife, Demands DNA Test For Kids – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ghanaian football star, Asamoah Gyan has filed for divorce from his wife, Gifty Gyan, at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra. It is gathered that the footballer is seeking a dissolution of his five-year-old marriage to Gifty on grounds of irreconcilable differences. It is learnt that the couple have been separated for months with Gyan also denying paternity of their three children. To ascertain if the kids are his,  he is also demanding a DNA test to be carried out on all three children. READ ALSO: FIFA bans Former Ghana FA President for Life over Bribery Scandal – READ MORE  There are [Read]

FIFA bans Former Ghana FA President for Life over Bribery Scandal – READ MORE

  Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned for life by Fifa for various violations of their code of ethics, including bribery and corruption. Nyantakyi, who also held posts with Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf), was pictured engaging in acts corruption by controversial undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed taking piles of money and putting it into a bag One of African football’s most powerful figures has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules. Ex-Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules, Fifa said. Madrid Dismiss Head Coach Julen Lopetegui [Read]

TRAGEDY: Leceister City Owner and Thai Billionaire, Vichi Srivaddhanaprabha Dies in Helicopter Crash – READ MORE

  The owner of Leicester City Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire is dead. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he died while leaving after watching Leceister City draw WestHam United late Saturday evening at King Power stadium.   His private helicopter crashed along with four other occupants died on the spot.   May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen [Read]