2018

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]

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]

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]

AITEO CUP FINAL: Super Eagles Coach, Gernet Rohr robbed in Asaba – READ MORE

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, was robbed by pickpockets after the Aiteo Cup Final between Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars. Rangers came from three goals down to draw 3-3, before eventually winning 4-3 on penalties. Rohr watched the game live at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State and according to the German, he lost his valuables as he made his way out after the match. AITEO CUP 2018: Heart-fighting Rangers comeback from three goals to defeat Kano Pillars on penalties as champions – READ MORE NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Valuables like his smartphone and immigration documents, were among the items he lost. “I [Read]

MAPOLY SUG Cup 2018 gets more interesting as Mass Comm wallop Comp Engineering 7-0 SEE ALL RESULTS PLUS FIXTURES HERE

ABEOKUTA – The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Annual Students Union Government (SUG) football tournament Cup for 2018 kicked off with some mouth watering fixtures and results in matches played earlier on Tuesday October 16, 2018. See all results and other fixtures slated in the coming days below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: ⚽⚽ MAPOLY SUG CUP 2018 UPDATE ⚽⚽ MONDAY Mass Comm 7 vs 0 Com Eng Civil engr 2 vs 1 Architecture TUESDAY Elect Elect 2 vs Accountancy 1 S.L.T 3 vs Banking & Finance 1 Com sci 1 vs Estate management 0 READ ALSO: AFCON 2019: Ighalo bags brace as Eagles Survive Libya Scare in Tunisia, pick maximum points [Read]

JUST IN: Modric breaks Ronaldo – Messi over 10-year old jinx, wins FIFA Best player of the year award, Salah gets best goal award 

By John Izabi,  Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric has won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018 award in the just concluded FIFA BEST AWARDS 2018, thus breaking an over a decade Ronaldo – Messi jinx. The duo of Cristiano Ronaldo who now plays for Juventus and Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona have over the years been seen picking up  the award in turns with both presently having five each. Meanwhile, Other categories of awards and their winners on the night included the following highlighted as put together by NEWS FLAKES NG: –  Brazil’s Martha won The FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award 2018   – [Read]

#TheBEST 2018 AWARDS: Messi Misses out, as FIFA reveals final shortlists for all categories SEE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES AND CATEGORIES HERE

By John Izabi, The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) few moments ago revealed the final shortlists for this year’s #TheBest FIFA AWARDS for 2018. Expectedly shocking was the omission of Argentina and Barcelona talisman, and five – time FIFA Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi from the final shortlist of three players in the BEST MEN’S PLAYER AWARD category which saw Croatia’s world cup finalists’ captain and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, Egyptian and Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah and Portugal and newly signed Juventus forward who’s tipped by most sports pundits to win the award, Cristiano Ronaldo making the final three on the list. Meanwhile, a quick glance into some [Read]