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BREAKING: Super Falcons Defeat S/Africa on Penalties to win 9th AWCON Title

    By John Izabi, ACCRA – The Super Falcons of Nigeria are Champions of African Women’s football for the 10th time and three in a row as they defeat their heart – fighting South African counterparts 4-3 on penalties after a goaless Scorline in the 120 minutes of regulation time. Reigning African Women’s footballer of the Year 2018 Asisat Oshoala had earlier in the closing stages of the second half of the encounter missed a penalty kick after Super  hot striker, Francisca Ordega who was adjudged as the Lady of the Match, was brought down in the 18-yard box area by the South African goal keeper. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

CAF Confirms Cameroon can no longer host 2019 AFCON – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Cameroon has been stripped off the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – AFCON 2019, following Caf Executive Committee’s meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday. The decision was taken following the Cameroon’s inability to meet up with the required standard for the AFCON 2019 tournament billed for June 2019. According to CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, the football body will work to ‘determine a new organizing country for AFCON 2019 by the end of the year’. Ahmad had quelled claims that Cameroon would not be stripped of their AFCON 2019 hosting rights insisting that no country has been penciled down as a [Read]

As a Man United fan, I’m envious of Chelsea – Tinubu, as Mikel Visits APC Chieftain

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Monday revealed his knowledge of football when Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi paid him a visit at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi home in Lagos. Mikel, who plays in the Chinese Super League, had visited Tinubu to seek his support for Africa’s Next Football Superstar, a talent hunt programme initiated by the Mikel Obi Foundation. But the ex- Chelsea midfielder , who won two EPL titles, three FA Cups, one Football League Cup as well as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in 11 years at Stamford Bridge, was perhaps astonished when Tinubu displayed [Read]

AWCON 2018: Coach Dennerby lauds Falcons’ Semi Final Triumph, eyes 11th title

  Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby has expressed delight at his team’s semi-final victory over the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, saying that the next target was to retain the trophy. Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-2 on penalties to reach the final and also pick the first of three tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, “France 2019”. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dennerby in his post match comment said on the African Football Confederation (CAF) website that the game was a grueling encounter as expected. “It was a game we expected to be difficult and it proved to be nothing short. I feel the fans loved every bit [Read]

AWCON 2018: Super Falcons White-wash Equatorial Guinea 6-0, Setup Cameroon Semi final clash

  Champions Super Falcons on Saturday defeated Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in their last group match of the Ghana 2018 Africa Women ’s Cup of Nations . With the result , the Nigerians progressed to the semi – finals of the competition , after finishing second in Group B with six points behind South Africa , who drew 1- 1 with Zambia to top the group with seven points. Zambia finished third with four points while the Equatoguineans had no point. The Falcons will play the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the first semi -final at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday while Banyana Banyana battle tournament’s surprise team Mali in [Read]

We Have Mental Problem, Can’t Beat Man City To EPL Title, says Chelsea Coach Sarri

  Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri insists that his side cannot win the Premier League title this season due to The Blues’ mental problem in the race for the title. The Blues are one of three teams still unbeaten in the top-flight, though they sit four points behind Manchester City. Chelsea have won eight games and drawn four, while Liverpool have won nine and drawn three. However, Sarri does not think that his side are equipped to challenge champions City, insisting that there is a “mental problem” at the club as they prepare for a London derby clash with fierce rivals Tottenham. “At the moment, no we cannot catch them,” Sarri [Read]

Super Falcons Thrash Zambia 4-0 to keep AWCON hopes Alive – READ MORE

  The Super Falcons got their 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) campaign back on track with a 4-0 thrashing of Zambia in their second group game on Wednesday, November 21. After getting a shocking 0-1 loss to South Africa in their first Group B, the Super Falcons responded in fierce fashion, thumping Zambia 4-0 in Gold Coast Ghana. The team will now face resurgent Equatorial Guinea team which replaced Kenya in the tournament in the last group make or mar encounter on Saturday to seal qualification into the next phase of the tournament as well as qualifications for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. [Read]

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]