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TRANSFERS: Bayern takes final decision on James Rodriguez joining Arsenal [READ MORE]

    Bayern Munich has finally decided that attacking midfielder, James Rodriguez will not leave the Allianz Arena in this January transfer window, amid interest from Premier League giants, Arsenal. Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is reportedly targeting a move for Rodriguez. Rodriguez has spent the last 18 months on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid and his future beyond the summer is uncertain, as he has struggled to hold down a spot this season. However, Bayern’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic said the club will decide on Rodriguez’s future at the end of the season. Asked if Bayern will sign Rodriguez on permanent basis or let him leave to join [Read]

BREAKING: Egyptian Mohammed Salah Wins African Player Of The Year Award for Second Time in a Row [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  Prolific Liverpool scorer and Egyptian International, Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the 2017/2018 season, making it the second time in a row in Dakar Senegal after winning same prestigious award last year for 2017. The Liverpool forward won the award ahead of fellow club team mate, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Gabon. On the other hand, South Africa’s Bayana Bayana Sensation, Themba Thembi Kgatlana won the Female top prize as well as the goal of the season award while Nigeria’s National Women’s Team won the Women’s Team of the year Award.    Also, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis was [Read]

FA CUP: Arsenal to face resurgent Man Utd Side in Fourth Round Tough Fixture [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  – Arsenal have been paired with Man United in the fourth round of the FA Cup tourney – The Gunners thrashed Blackpool 3-0 at the last stage, while Solskjaer’s men recorded a 2-0 win over Reading – Meanwhile, Man City vs Burnley and Crystal Palace v Tottenham complete the all Premier League affairs in this round – Defending champions Chelsea await the winner of Sheffield Wednesday or Luton to continue their title defence Arsenal have been handed the toughest FA Cup fourth round draw as they face rejuvenated Manchester United side at the Emirates Stadium. Having won the competition 13 times, the Gunners are the most successful team in [Read]

BREAKING: Floyd Mayweather Knocks-out Japan’s Nasukawa in Less than Two Minutes [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG Sports Desk as at PRESS TIME has it that Floyd “Money” Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout Monday after just two minutes of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement for a big pay day. In a mismatched contest, Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese fighter’s trainer rushed in to stop the fight. “Money” Mayweather has hinted on social media he was pocketing $9 million for the fight, meaning he earned around $4.5 million [Read]

Man Utd Players, Fans Celebrate Historic 5-1 Victory Against Cardiff Under New Coach [READ MORE]

  Millions of Manchester United fans around the world are all happy after their club won with 5:1 against Cardiff City on Saturday. The fans are also happy about how the new coach, Ole Solskjaer, allowed Paul POGBA into his first XI after he has been benched for a very long time by the former coah, Jose Mourinho. The game is very impressive and it shows the new coach, Ole Solskjaer will have a very good era during his stay at the club after, Jose Mourinho failed them. [Read]

LIFESTYLE: Nigerian-born British Boxer Anthony Joshua bags OBE Queen’s Award [READ MORE]

  Nigerian-born World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua representing Britain was honoured at Buckingham Palace as he received an OBE for his outstanding services to boxing. Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace presented the award as reward for AJ’s services and success to the sport. AJ holds the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles as he may meet Deontay Wilder in the nearest future for the WBC crown. An OBE is a Queen’s honour given to an individual for a major local role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector. OBE stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. A big congratulations [Read]

Int’l Friendly: Egypt to play Nigeria in March [READ MORE]

  The Egypt Football Association has announced that the Pharaohs will play Nigeria in a friendly on 26 March. The match will be played in Nigeria during the international break in March. Both nations have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals but will play their final qualifying games ahead of the friendly encounter. Nigeria host Seychelles in Group E while Egypt travel to face Niger in Group J. Egypt and Nigeria met in 2017 Nations Cup qualifying with The Pharaohs earning a 1-1 draw away from home before winning 1-0 in Alexandria to qualify for the finals ahead of the Super Eagles. It will be the [Read]

Manchester United Sack José Mourinho, reveal Successor [READ MORE]

  Manchester United have announced the sack of manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese was dismissed on Tuesday after a series of poor results. Manchester United announced this on Twitter, saying, “Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club. “We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future.” Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane will take over from manager, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. This claim was made by respected French journalist, Julien Laurens, who works for talkSPORT. Recall that Mourinho was on Tuesday morning sacked by the Red Devils following [Read]

BREAKING: UEFA releases UCL Last 16, UEL Knock-out Draws for 18/19 Season [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  John Izabi,  The Last 16 Draw for UEFA Champions League has been concluded earlier today today Monday the 17th of December, 2018, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. The Full draw for the Champions League last 16 of Europe’s top flight league with some mouth watering fixtures as seen below: Schalke 04 v Manchester City. Atletico Madrid v Juventus. Manchester United v Paris Saint- Germain. Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund. Lyon v Barcelona. Roma v Porto. Ajax v Real Madrid. Liverpool v Bayern Munich. Teams that finished in second place in the group stage will host the first legs on February 12/13 and 19/20 with the return matches scheduled [Read]

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles To Play Either Senegal, Tunisia or Morocco in Int’l Friendly – Pinnick [READ MORE]

  Ahead of it’s return to the African Cup of Nations after a six-year absence, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will engage one of top three ranked African teams in Nigeria after the NFF concluded plans to host the game, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. With just one friendly window before next summer’s AFCON in a yet to be decided country, the Eagles will host the match three days after their dead rubber qualifiers against Seychelles which will be played on the 22nd of March 2019. NFF president Amaju Melvin Pinnick who confirmed the news of the high profile friendly said the Federation is already working round the clock to ensure [Read]