CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: Enyimba thrash Rayon 5-1, zoom into semi-final

Enyimba International are through to the semi-final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following their 5-1 demolition of Rayon Sports of Rwanda on Sunday at the Aba International Stadium.  The Nigeria Professional Football League side who could only manage a barren draw in the first leg quarterfinal clash in Kigali last time out turned on the style in Sunday’s second leg tie. It was Soporushi Dimgba that shot Enyimba ahead in the 12th minute, but the Rwandans who needed a score draw to advance pulled back the goal through Caleb Bimenyimana in the 25th minute. Enyimba were back in front barely four minutes after Rayon got an equaliser and it [Read]

BREAKING: Nigerian-born British fighter, Anthony Joshua knocks-out Povetkin to retain Heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander Povetkin’s professional career with a ruthless seventh-round finish at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Povetkin gamely beat the count but Joshua piled in before referee Steve Gray stopped the contest at one minute and 59 seconds of the seventh round. Victory saw Joshua extend his unbeaten professional record to 22 wins from 22 fights, with 21 knockouts in front of a raucous home crowd. “Povetkin [Read]

BREAKING: Amaju Pinnick re-elected for 2nd term as NFF President

  **defeats Maigari, Ogunjobi by landslide to win NFF Presidential election By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the incumbent president of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick has been re-elected to lead the board for another term of four years. According to the official results released by the NFF electoral committee few moments ago, Mr Pinnick defeated three other frontline contenders including a well known housename when it comes to football administration in Nigeria, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Former football Scribe, Taiwo Ogunjobi amongst others. He won almost by a landslide. See the official NFF Electoral Committee results [Read]

BOXING: Floyd Mayweather set to come out of retirement to face Manny Pacquiao

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that World heavyweight champion, Floyd Mayweather said he’s going to come out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao later this year.  Mayweather disclosed this in a recent post on his IG which reads: “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another nine-figure pay day on the way.” No further details were however given about the much anticipated bout. More Details Shortly . #floydmayweather #pacquiao [Read]

BREAKING: Golden Eaglets Win WAFU U-17 Tournament, qualify for AFCON

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are WAFU Zone B champions with a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Ghana after regulation time ended all square. The boys are now through to the U17 AFCON in Tanzania next year after a successful outing in the WAFU Zone B qualifier championship hosted by Niger. Also, Golden Eaglet’s top young starlet, Tijani Samson was adjudged the Most Valuable player of the Tournament. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Liberian President, George Weah Plays 79 Minutes Against Super Eagles, hails Nigerian football

George Weah, President of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year, made a surprise return to football on Tuesday, as he featured in his country’s friendly match against Nigeria. The match ended 2-1 in favour of Nigeria. The friendly match came up a few weeks before his 52nd birthday, and took place in Monrovia. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers through our source that that Liberia had arranged the friendly to retire Weah’s famous No. 14 jersey. On Tuesday, years after his last international performance, the Liberian President led his national team onto the pitch wearing the jersey. He played for 79 minutes. Reuters [Read]

SPORTS: Golden Eaglets defeat Niger 2-1, qualify for WAFU finals

Golden Eaglets defeated Niger 2-1 to qualify for the final of the WAFU B U17 Championship as they’re set to face arch-rivals, Ghana in the Finals to battle for a place in the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.  Nigeria and Ghana will rekindle a 67 –year rivalry when the Golden Eaglets take on the Black Starlets of Ghana in Niamey on Saturday, venue of the much anticipated encounter. The Eaglets kept their heads and did the hard work they had to do when defeating host nation Niger Republic 2-1 in a very competitive match at the General Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey on Wednesday evening, to set up a [Read]

UPDATED: Serena Williams Fined $17,000 for US OPEN Codes Violations

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for three code violations during the US Open final. Williams was fined $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket by the tournament referee’s office. The money will come out of Serena William’s prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG brought us a report earlier yesterday that Williams lost to Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final in 6-2, 6-4.   Serena clashed with chair umpire Ramos, demanding an apology after he initially issued [Read]

TENNIS: Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams, wins 2018 US OPEN title

Naomi Osaka caused a major upset yesterday by defeating tournament favourite, Serena Williams to win the 2018 US Open title. She becomes the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam singles title, beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the #USOpen. The 20 – year old Japanese sensation clinched her first major title after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in alleged controversial fashion where the 23 – time grand slam winner, Serena had had to scream at the Umpire complaining of some harsh decisions and calls that obviously didn’t go down well with her at the finals watched by millions of tennis lovers across the globe. [Read]

SPORTS GIST: Kid Sensation, Jayden Adetiba joins Arsenal after five-week trial from SuperSport United Soccer School

– The South African based wonderkid joins the Emirates side after undergoing a five-week trial – Adetiba would be looking forward to developing under Arsenal boss Unai Emery NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Premier League side Arsenal have land Nigeria-born Jayden Adetiba, who previously reside in the UK, after a five-week trial. According to a UK Sun report, the nine-year-old youngster who spent most of his early life in South Africa, has been plying his trade with SuperSport United Soccer School. Reacting about his switch to the Emirates side, Adetiba who is a die-hard fan of the Gunners says he is excited at earning a “dream” switch. “I thank God [Read]