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Shocking! Youngest Son of Late Egyptian President, Morsi Dies of Heart Attack at 25

CAIRO – Abdallah Morsi, the Youngest son of the the ousted and Late President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi has died of heart attack on Wednesday night in Cairo, the country’s capital. Abdallah, 25, was said to have suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while driving, his lawyer, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud confirmed. “A friend who was with him was able to stop the car and take him to hospital”, Abdel told AFP, adding that Abdallah Morsi’s funeral was set to take place on Thursday. The Ministry of Health, Egypt, has not made any official statement on the matter, however, a family source revealed to Anadolu Agency that Abdallah died at Oasis [Read]

AFRICAN GAMES: Team Nigeria finish second again with 46 Gold, Lose Men’s Football Final to Burkina Faso

…Egypt retain top position Team Nigeria capped a memorable outing in Rabat, Morocco finishing second behind Egypt as the African Games came to an end today. The North African country emerged top on the medal table with 99 gold medals, 96 silver and 69 bronze to bring their total medals to 264. Nigeria won a total of 121 medals: 46 gold, 33 silver and 47 bronze. Close on the heels of Nigeria is South Africa who accrued a total of 87 medals. On the eve of the final day of the 12th African Games, Divine Oduduru failed to add to the team’s gold tally as he lost to Siame Sydney [Read]

BREAKING: Algeria defeat Senegal to Claim AFCON 2019 title in Cairo

CAIRO – The Desert Foxes of Algeria have won the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament in Egypt after beaten Senegal 1-0 on Friday. It was Algeria’s second time of winning the AFCON after 29 years. Algeria opened scoring through Baghdad Bounedjah on 2nd minute. He tried his luck from the edge of the box and his shot took a deflection and went past the stranded Alfred Gomis. On 38 minutes, there was a penalty appeal after M’Baye Niang of Senegal went down under a challenge from the defender. All players chase the referee but he was not interested in the penalty claim. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: OFFICIAL! Nigeria’s Odion [Read]

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Pick Up Eighth Bronze Medal in Cairo

CAIRO – The Super Eagles of Nigeria have won the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after beating Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. This is the eighth  bronze medal for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. Odion Ighalo got the goal in the third minute, making him the current highest goal scorer of the competition with five goals. #Nigeria have now won the third-place a record 8 times at the #AFCON tournament. #SuperEagles have never lost a Bronze Medal match at the competition. 1976 1978 1992 2002 2004 2006 2010 2019 Second place :1984, 1988, 1990 & 2000. AFCON champions 🏆: [Read]

BREAKING: Algeria break Nigerians hearts, Defeat Eagles 2-1 for AFCON final

John Izabi,  Riyad Mahrez with a superb last minute match-winning Free kick goal as Nigeria reaps rewards of playing sluggishly defensively rather than a tight marking and attacking – minded strategy… Odion Ighalo got the consolation goal from the penalty spot after VAR review after an Ekong own goal in the first half. Algeria to face Senegal who defeated Tunisia 1-0 in Friday’s final while Nigeria plays Tunisia in the 3rd place match on Wednesday. #Have_Ur_Say 🎤   [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles defeat S/Africa 2-1 to Qualify for AFCON Semi-finals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the quarter finals by two goals to one to book their place into the semi finals of the ongoing TOTAL African Cup of Nations in Egypt. With goals from Samuel Chukwueze and defender Williams Troost Ekong, the Super Eagles will be gunning for their fourth AFCON title as the tournament progresses in Egypt. Bongani Zungu cancelled out Chukwueze’s opener in the 79th minute before Ekong scored in the 87th minute to give the eagles a victory against the South African side for a place in the last four of the AFCON tournament. South Africa had knocked out [Read]

BREAKING: Unimpressive South Africa Stun Hosts Egypt to Set Up AFCON Quarter Final Against Super Eagles

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have stunned Mo Salah – led host country, Egypt by one goal to nil in the ongoing African Nations Cup. The only goal of the match was scored by L. Torch in the 85th minute to set up a quarter final clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria who earlier in the day defeated defending champions, Cameroon by 3-2. This win sees the South African shockingly knocking out the five – time AFCON champions,  hosts and pre-tournament hot favourite from the ongoing competition. See the rest of the match details below as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

BREAKING: Eagles Survive Lions Scare, Knock-out Defending Champions 3-2 to Qualify for Quarter Finals

By John Izabi,  The Super Eagles of Nigeria few moments ago in far away Egypt knocked out the defending Champions, Cameroon by three goals to two, to book a place into the last eight of the ongoing TOTAL African Cup of Nations. The eagles got up to a flying start in the pulsating encounter with a sweet first half goal from striker Odion Ighalo following a free kick from a set piece which resulting into a cross and consequently Ighalo firing into the net from a close range after taking a slight deflection off the foot of the Cameroonian defender.   But the defending indomitable lions got back smoking in [Read]

AFCON 2019: Nigeria to face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi as CAF unveils draws [READ MORE]

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday unveiled the official Draws and  fixtures for this year’s TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) slated to come up in the pyramid country of Egypt. The draws ceremony held yesterday behind the famous Giza Pyramids saw the Super Eagles of Nigeria paired against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B while Group D consisting of Morocco, Cote Divore, South Africa and Namibia is already being tauted as the obvious ‘Group of death’ by most football pundits across the globe.  See full groupings below as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG; The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will hold from June 21 to July 19 in [Read]

INT’L FRIENDLY: Eagle’s Debutant Onuachu Screamer Humbles The Pharoahs in Asaba

  The Super Eagles on Tuesday defeated the Pharaoh’s of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly played at the packed Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. FC Midtjylland striker Paul Onuachu, who was making his first start for the Eagles, sent the home fans into wild celebrations as early as the 10 seconds of the encounter, when he beat his marker before unleashing a ferocious volley that beat the Egyptian goalkeeper for the only goal of the encounter. It was one of the fastest goals that will go into football history. The Egyptians mounted sustained attacks on the Nigerian defence, but were kept at bay by the duo of Ekong and Leon [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]

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]

#ITTFAfricanChamps2018: Nigeria men’s team defeat Egypt to win gold, qualify for Tokyo World Cup

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Team Nigeria defeated Egypt 3-1 in the men’s Team final at the International Table Tennis Federations ( ITTF) African Championships in Mauritius to win Gold. Consequently, Nigeria have secured the ticket to represent the Africa at the 2019 ITTF World Team Cup in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Nigeria lost 3-1 to Egypt in the women’s team Gold medal match at the #ITTFAfricanChamps2018. Read through for more updates!! [Read]

Egyptian lawyer files €1 billion lawsuit against Ramos over Salah challenge READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

The Liverpool forward’s injury saga has taken a bizarre twist, with a fellow countryman looking to sue the Real Madrid skipper who sidelined him. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that an Egyptian lawyer has launched a €1 billion (£873m/$1.2bn) lawsuit against Sergio Ramos after Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah was injured in a challenge with the Real Madrid captain during Saturday’s Champions League final.   Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder after grappling with Ramos during the Kiev showpiece and ligament damage around the joint placed his World Cup participation in doubt.   The Premier League Golden Boot winner posted on Twitter on Sunday to say he was [Read]

PHOTOS: Egyptian and Liverpool Striker, Mohammed Salah Wins UCL Player Of The Week Award SEE PHOTOS HERE >>>

PHOTO NEWS 📷 . . For his brilliant form this season, Egyptian and Liverpool Striker, Mohammed Salah has been gifted the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week Award ahead of current world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo,  mostly for his scintillating performance, goal and wonderful assist  against fellow English English side, Manchester City in their first leg quarter final clash played at Anfield in the course of the week which ended 3-0 in favour of the reds. The talented Striker has been in the form of his life since the commencement of the season, especially leading his country to the world cup mundial after years of absence as [Read]