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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]

Madrid Dismiss Head Coach, Julen Lopetegui After Barca Humiliation, As Captain Ramos Warns Incoming Conte – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Julen Lopetegui has been dismissed as manager of Real Madrid only 138 days into the job that cost him his chance to lead Spain into the World Cup. Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation in June after the RFEF president Luis Rubiales claimed to have found out just five minutes before the appointment was made public and two days before the tournament began; now he has been sacked by Madrid in the wake of their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday afternoon. That defeat was Madrid’s third in a row in [Read]

‘Messiless’ Barcelona thrash rivals Real Madrid 5-1 in another El-Classico encounter – READ MORE

  A hat-trick from Luis Suárez plus goals from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal helped Barcelona crush their fiercest rivals Real Madrid 5-1, taking them back to the top of the league and in all probability ending Julen Lopetegui’s short reign as Real Madrid manager. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the 11th minute with Suarez doubling Barcelona’s advantage in the 30th minute.   Marcelo reduced the deficit just five minutes after the break but Suarez chipped in with two goals in the space of eight minutes to complete his hat-trick. Arturo Vidal finished off the visitors, scoring in the 87th minute to end the rout. Barcelona move top of [Read]

Saudi Football Federation Sack Mark Clattenburg – READ MORE

  The Saudi Football Federation appointed Nabil Naqshbandi as the new chairman of the referees’ committee. Mr. Nabil will replace the Veteran Mark Clattenburg. Turki Al-Sheikh congratulated Naqshbandi on his new position. Mark Clattenburg left the Premier League last season to join Saudi Federation as Refereeing chief. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the English man was earning 128000 Saudi Riyals monthly. Most of the Saudi referees didn’t appreciate his work and supported the decision saying he added nothing to the Saudi refereeing. Saudi League News . . READ MORE 247 LATEST BREAKING NEWS AND MANY MORE HOT GISTS ON: www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]