England

Man United, Barcelona, Newcastle track Osimhen

  Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is on the radar of two English Premier League clubs, Manchester United and Newcastle United. The report comes days after the 20-year- old was linked with a move to Barcelona, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. “Barcelona and Manchester United, in particular, follow him regularly,” a report in the French newspaper, La Voix du Nord, reads. English tabloid, Chronicle, also said Newcastle coach Steve Bruce has been handed enough war chest to boost the squad in the coming transfer window. “Newcastle United scouts are therefore keeping tabs on Osimhen. The club’s winter talent search is well underway as head of recruitment Steve Nickson and his team look [Read]

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham Shuns Super Eagles, Chooses England

England-born Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham has finally dumped Nigeria for England as the country to represent in his international career. Abraham, who had represented England in the youthful competitions still had the exclusive right to choose which country to play as he not played for any senior team. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick in July advised the Chelsea forward to choose the Super Eagles as he will have opportunity of regular playing time in the team. Abraham’s international future remains a subject of discussion among pundits and coaches due to his eligibility to represent either Nigeria or England. He has played for England in two friendly matches [Read]

EPL: Title Holders Man City Thrash Westham 5-0 In VAR-Dominated Game

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City got their title defence off to a winning start with victory at West Ham in a game that saw the video assistant referee play a significant role for the first time in the Premier League. The technology is making its debut in England’s top flight this season and, after last night’s curtain raiser between Liverpool and Norwich passed off without incident, it took centre-stage on Saturday. VAR was first called on when Gabriel Jesus appeared to have put City 3-0 up midway through the second half, only for Raheem Sterling to be ruled fractionally offside in the build-up. After Sterling added City’s [Read]

High Flying United Ease Past Arsenal 3-1 to Advance in FA Cup Clash [READ MORE]

  Manchester United were hosted by Arsenal in the fourth round of the English Football Association (FA) Cup. Under their recently appointed Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Red Devils defeated the Gunners 3-1 and eliminated the latter from the rest of this competition. Goals from Alexis Sanchez (31st), Jesse Lingard (33rd) and Anthony Martial (82nd) gifted high Flying United victory on the night with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting in the consolation goal for the Gunners in the 42nd minute. Armenian national squad captain and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is still recovering from his foot injury which he had sustained on December 19, 2018, and therefore he was not among [Read]

FA CUP: Arsenal to face resurgent Man Utd Side in Fourth Round Tough Fixture [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  – Arsenal have been paired with Man United in the fourth round of the FA Cup tourney – The Gunners thrashed Blackpool 3-0 at the last stage, while Solskjaer’s men recorded a 2-0 win over Reading – Meanwhile, Man City vs Burnley and Crystal Palace v Tottenham complete the all Premier League affairs in this round – Defending champions Chelsea await the winner of Sheffield Wednesday or Luton to continue their title defence Arsenal have been handed the toughest FA Cup fourth round draw as they face rejuvenated Manchester United side at the Emirates Stadium. Having won the competition 13 times, the Gunners are the most successful team in [Read]

Manchester United Sack José Mourinho, reveal Successor [READ MORE]

  Manchester United have announced the sack of manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese was dismissed on Tuesday after a series of poor results. Manchester United announced this on Twitter, saying, “Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club. “We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future.” Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane will take over from manager, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. This claim was made by respected French journalist, Julien Laurens, who works for talkSPORT. Recall that Mourinho was on Tuesday morning sacked by the Red Devils following [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]

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]

SHOCKING: Spending 22 years at Arsenal, my biggest mistake –Wenger

Arsene Wenger says staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been his biggest mistake and that he regrets sacrificing so much for the job . NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that Wenger told French radio station RTL in a wide – ranging interview that he may have been better off seeking out a new challenge sooner . Wenger stepped down as the longest -serving manager in Europe in May , having held the Arsenal job since 1996 . Asked what his biggest mistake in his career was , Wenger said , “ Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years . I ’m someone who likes new things, [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]