Football

Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic

A brilliant goal by Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – and all but end South Korea’s hopes of reaching the last-16. Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper. Ex-Arsenal player Oshoala held off a defender before rounding the keeper to score Nigeria’s second goal. South Korea, who face Norway in their third and final group match on Monday, have yet to score or earn a point. Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday in Rennes. [READ MORE] Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes First [Read]

Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes Youngest Keeper To Keep Clean Sheet in World Cup History

At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game. Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie is a Nigerian women’s international footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. At club level she plays for Rivers Angels. Personal information Full name Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie Date of birth 8 December 2000 (age 18) Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Goalkeeper [READ MORE] Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 2016– Rivers Angels National team 2016 Nigeria U-17 3 (0) 2018– Nigeria U-20 4 (0) 2018– Nigeria 4 [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo Bags Another Int’l Trophy As Portugal win Inaugural UEFA Nations League

The hosts’ victory in UEFA’s newest competition denied the Netherlands its first trophy since the 1988 European Championship. Portugal has won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in Sunday’s final for its second title in three years. Goncalo Guedes scored the winner early in the second half to give Portugal its first trophy since the 2016 European Championship. The hosts’ victory in UEFA’s newest competition denied the Netherlands its first trophy since the 1988 European Championship. The revamped Dutch team was seeking some redemption after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship. Cristiano Ronaldo, coming off a hat trick in [Read]

SHOCKING! Eagle’s Coach, Gernot Rohr Drops Iheanacho, Ajayi Ahead of AFCON 2019 [SEE FULL LIST]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has dropped Leicester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho and Rotherham United Midfielder Semi Ajayi from the squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Iheanacho endured a difficult time with his English Premier League club side last season, with Jamie Vardy preferred in Leicester City’s Brenda Rodgers attacking formation. The former Manchester City youngster only scored once in the league last season as he struggled for game time , however he was a surprise inclusion in his country’s 25 provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Rohr had previously hinted that the forward lacks confidence [Read]

FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria Flying Eagles Sent Packing By Senegal

The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, have been knocked out of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland after they were beaten 2-1 by their Senegalese counterparts on Monday. Two first-half goals from Amadou Sagna and Niane gave Senegal a two-goal deal. Though Success Makanjuola pulled one back in the second half, it was not enough to save the Flying Eagles from crashing out. The Flying Eagles, having started with a massive 4-0 victory over Qatar, gave many false hopes. The Coach Paul Aigbogun tutored side were however humbled 2-0 in their next group game against the USA. While a 1-1 draw against Ukraine saw them squeeze into [Read]

[BREAKING] UCL: Liverpool triumph 2-0 Over Spurs to win Sixth European title [READ MORE]

Liverpool have won their sixth European Cup after beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored the only goals of the game at the beginning and end of the match. It wasn’t a final that will live long in the memory but Liverpool fans won’t care. They will be celebrating long into the night after their club sealed their sixth European Cup. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (seven) have won the prestigious trophy more times. Tottenham rarely threatened their opponents. Harry Kane made his first appearance for Spurs since April 9 but failed to make an impact. Lucas Moura, hat-trick [Read]

WOW! Chelsea stars celebrate UEL victory with Olamide’s song ‘Wo’ [SEE VIDEO]

Europa League winners Antonio Rudiger and Emerson celebrated their victory over Arsenal dancing to Olamide’s song ‘Wo’. The Blues thrashed fellow Premier League outfit Arsenal 4-1 at the Baku Olympic Stadium to claim their second UEL title, having won their very first title in 2013. Real Madrid bound Eden Hazard scored twice, while Pedro and Olivier Giroud also scored a goal each to render Alex Iwobi’s lone strike for the Gunners a mere consolation. Though, the 26-year-old German was not part of the team that who helped Maurizio Sarri win his first title for the Stamford Bridge side in his first season at the club. But he could not hide [Read]

JUST IN: Hazard Hits Two As Chelsea Maul Arsenal 4-1 to Seal UEL Title

BAKU – Eden Hazard scored twice in what was likely his last match for Chelsea to fire his team to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in an all-English Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday. Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock just after half-time before Pedro Rodriguez doubled Chelsea’s lead. Hazard converted a penalty to make it 3-0 and then wrapped up victory with his second goal following a fine consolation strike by Alex Iwobi. [Read]

Nigeria’s Henry Onyekuru set to join Bayern Munich, leaves Galatasaray

  Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has left Turkish Giants Galatasaray after winning the domestic double with the Istanbul-based side. According to reports from Istanbul, Galatasaray was unable to extend the Nigerian’s loan deal as parent club Everton has concluded plans to sell the forward to Bayern Munich in Germany. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ribery and Robben’s farewell to the German giants Bayern Munich have led to the ultimate transfer bid for Onyekuru. Meanwhile, Galatasaray is preparing to fill the gap of Onyekuru with two names, Ryan Babel and Valentine Ozornwafor. [Read]

Tottenham Follow Liverpool’s Footsteps, Stun Ajax at Amsterdam to Set up An All-English Epic UCL Final Clash

Lucas Moura scored a stoppage-time winner to complete a hat-trick and seal a sensational 3-2 comeback win for Tottenham Hotspur to take them past Ajax Amsterdam on the away goals rule into the Champions League final on Wednesday (Thursday AEST). Tottenham looked down and out at halftime after skipper Matthijs de Ligt’s fifth-minute header and a superb 35th-minute effort by Hakim Ziyech put Ajax in complete command of the tie having won the first leg 1-0 in London last week. [READ ALSO]  Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd leg Clash But 24 hours after Liverpool’s miracle comeback to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate, Tottenham [Read]

BREAKING: Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd Semis

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final. After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves. But an early strike from Divock Origi, who tapped in after Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to hold Jordan Henderson’s shot, gave the vociferous Anfield crowd the belief that another European fightback from the Reds could be on the cards.   Georginio Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for the injured [Read]

Ronaldo ‘buys world’s most expensive car’ – a £9.5million one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire [SEE PHOTOS]

– Bugatti has confirmed it found a buyer for its one-off La Voiture Noire sports car, which cost £9.5million – Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to be the buyer, though Bugatti have not confirmed this – The car is styled after the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, four of which were built between 1936 and 1938 – La Voiture Noire is powered by the company’s 8.0-litre turbocharged W16 engine and can reach 260mph Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be the new owner of the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire – reportedly the most expensive car ever built. Reports suggest Ronaldo has spent €11million (£9.49million) on the unique Bugatti which [Read]

Luis Suarez receives bite from his son after Barcelona win La Liga title [SEE PHOTOS]

– Luis Suarez of Barcelona was bitten by his son after Barcelona’s win over Levante – Barcelona defeated Levante 1-0 on Saturday, April 27, in which Messi scored the goal – Suarez was carrying his sixth-month-old son Lautaro around the pitch after the match Barcelona on Saturday, April 27, were crowned champions of Spain after beating Levante at the Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi came off the bench to score the winner. Players of the club and their fans were all in joyous mood after the final whistle as they were all seen celebrating the Spanish La Liga title. [READ ALSO] Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA [Read]

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA Players of the Year

– Raheem Sterling of Manchester city wins PFA Young Player Of the Year award  Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year. The Dutchman saw off tough competition from Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling to take the honour and succeeds his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, who won the award last year. Van Dijk, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton for £75m in January 2018, is the first defender to win PFA Player of the Year since Chelsea’s John Terry in 2005. The 27-year-old has played in all of Liverpool’s 35 league games this season, helping the Reds to a league-best 19 [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo beats Messi to 600 club goals record with Inter equaliser [READ MORE]

Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another career milestone, and ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his impressive club career after netting for Juventus against Inter , beating Lionel Messi to the major landmark. The Bianconeri star struck in the 62nd minute to equalise for his side after Radja Nainggolan had put the hosts in front at San Siro. The Portuguese star was set up by Miralem Pjanic as part of a neat one-two, finding the bottom-right corner with a powerful low drive from the edge of the penalty area. The 34-year-old chalked up the milestone before Barcelona star Messi, with the Argentine currently sat on [Read]