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BREAKING: Egyptian International Mohammed Salah Wins BBC African Footballer of The Year 2018 Award [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Egyptian International and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah has just been announced as the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award for the second time in a row. The Egypt and Liverpool forward won the Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals in May and scored 10 Champions League goals as Liverpool reached the final. He also scored both of Egypt’s goals at the World Cup. As he received the award, he told BBC Africa’s Mimi Fawaz of his hopes for 2019. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. [Read]

Gernot Rohr Out, Thomas Dennerby in, As Caf release final shortlist for coach of the year [READ MORE]

  Super Eagles manager, Coach Gernot Rohr is missing in the final selection released by the continent’s football governing body for the award of the best coach in 2018 category. The Confederation of African Football has released a three-man shortlist for Men’s Coach of the Year and Women’s Coach of the Year respectively. Senegal’s Aliou Cisse, Morocco’s Herve Renard and Esperance’s Moine Chaabani made the final shortlist for the men’s category. Cisse and Renard led their teams to the World Cup in 2018 and have also qualified for next year’s biennial continental showpiece while Chaabani guided Esperance to their third Caf Champions League triumph in November. A notable omission in [Read]

Nigeria Defeat Egypt to qualify for 2019 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup [READ MORE]

  The Sand Eagles defeated the hosts in a thrilling semi-final encounter to qualify for the global fiesta next year. Nigeria have qualified for the 2019 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup after defeating Egypt 7-6 on Wednesday afternoon. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Four goals from Abu Azeez who also celebrated his attainment of the 100 goals margin for the Super Sand Eagles, powered Adamu Audu’s men past the north Africans at Laguna Vista Stadium, Sharm El Sheikh. Trailing by a two-goal deficit courtesy of strikes from Azeez and Taiwo Adams, the Egyptians pulled one back through Moustafa Aly. The Sand Eagles continued with their dominance in the second period [Read]

Chelsea Set To Sell Victor Moses At Last, Fixes Price Tag [SEE PRICE TAG HERE]

  Super Eagles Star and Chelsea winger has appeared as a January transfer target for Crystal Palace, the Daily Mail reports. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Moses has fallen out-of-favour this season under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who took over in July following the sacking of Antonio Conte. However, despite only making six appearances for the Blues this season, Chelsea are believed to want within the region of £12million for Moses. Moses had been a regular under Conte, making 38 appearances for the Blues last term, but has failed to work his way into the regular starting XI at Chelsea this season. The 27-year-old winger had a stint at Palace between [Read]

EPL: Kante, Luiz Fire Chelsea To Victory Over Manchester City To End Unbeaten Run [READ MORE]

  Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season as goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz handed the hosts a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge and sent Liverpool top of the table. Kante’s goal just before half-time came against the run of play as the visitors dominated the first 45 minutes, but without the injured Sergio Aguero, City lacked a cutting edge up front and Luiz’s header 12 minutes from time sealed a huge win for Chelsea. Liverpool are now a point clear of City after Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth earlier on Saturday. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had [Read]

Dangote gifts Super Falcons 50 Million Naira for AWCON 2018 triumph [READ MORE]

  Nigerian Multi-Billionaire, Aliko Dangote has gifted Nigeria women’s national football team a whooping amount of 50 Million Naira for winning the just ended 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations. The Super Falcons edged a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Upon their arrival in Nigeria, Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, met them at the airport and commended them for their efforts. He then informed them that two prominent people have donated a sum of 75 [Read]

BREAKING: Luka Modric Breaks 10-yr Jinx of Ronaldo-Messi Dominance, wins 2018 Ballon D’or [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Real Madrid Midfielder and Croatian World Cup runners – up Captain Luka Modric has finally broken the over 10 years jinx of Ronaldo-Messi dominance in global football by winning this year’s 2018 FIFA Ballon D’or Award ahead of the duo. This latest achievement for Modric caps up what most Sports pundits and Football followers across the globe have described as most remarkable in the career of the Croatian who also happens to be the first player to do so in the small European football loving nation. Sadly enough, same can not be said for [Read]

End of An Era? Messi Finishes Fifth In Ballon D’or Final Votes Chart [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that despite his dominance of the award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine sharp striker, Lionel Messi has dropped down the list and finished outside the top three of the final votes of this year’s Ballon D’or Chart. Lionel Messi has failed to make the top three of the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2007, finishing fifth in this year’s final vote. Luka Modric is being tipped to become the first player not named Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award since Kaka beat the pair to it 11 years ago. Messi and Ronaldo have [Read]

CAF Gifts South Africa AFCON 2019 Hosting Rights, to replace Cameroon – READ MORE

  CAF – Following inability of Cameroon to meet up with hosting requirements, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) wants South Africa to step in as hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON 2019, at short notice, according to a report on South Africa’s Times Live. NEWS FLAKES NG has earlier reported that CAF stripped Cameroon of the AFCON 2019 hosting rights at the weekend due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece, and the continental football governing body is now seemingly now eyeing South Africa as a replacement. Jordaan told the SAFA AGM in [Read]

Super Eagles players congratulate Super Falcons on AWCON title

  The Super Eagles players lauded the achievement of the Super Falcons on their official social media accounts. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the players praised the Super Falcons players after they beat the Bayana Bayana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties » in the final of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Saturday, December 1. The Super Falcons of Nigeria are undoubtedly the best women’s team in Africa after their third consecutive triumph on the continent. The Super Eagles were last champions of Africa at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in South Africa. The team have since struggles to participate in recent times [Read]