Football

BREAKING: FIFA Unveils U-20 W/Cup Draws, Flying Eagles Fall in Group D [SEE DETAILS]

Federation of International Football Associations [FIFA] has unveiled draws for the forthcoming U-20 World Cup slated for Poland later this year. The draw sees Nigeria’s Flying Eagles paired against European giants, Ukraine, Qatar and USA. See full draws below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!   [Read]

Super Falcons Goal Poacher Asisat Oshoala Joins Barcelona [READ MORE]

  – The former Arsenal and Liverpool forward went through medicals at the club earlier today – The 24-year-old will wear jersey number 20 for the Catalans as she hopes to help them win titles during her stay Barcelona have completed the signing of Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala on a short term loan deal from Dalian Quanjian until the end of the ongoing season. The three-time African women footballer of the year underwent medicals at the club earlier today before finally putting pen to paper with the Catalans. While reacting to the dream move, Oshoala said that Barca are unarguable one of the best football clubs in the world, [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]

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]

Man Utd Players, Fans Celebrate Historic 5-1 Victory Against Cardiff Under New Coach [READ MORE]

  Millions of Manchester United fans around the world are all happy after their club won with 5:1 against Cardiff City on Saturday. The fans are also happy about how the new coach, Ole Solskjaer, allowed Paul POGBA into his first XI after he has been benched for a very long time by the former coah, Jose Mourinho. The game is very impressive and it shows the new coach, Ole Solskjaer will have a very good era during his stay at the club after, Jose Mourinho failed them. [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]

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]

BREAKING: UEFA releases UCL Last 16, UEL Knock-out Draws for 18/19 Season [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  John Izabi,  The Last 16 Draw for UEFA Champions League has been concluded earlier today today Monday the 17th of December, 2018, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. The Full draw for the Champions League last 16 of Europe’s top flight league with some mouth watering fixtures as seen below: Schalke 04 v Manchester City. Atletico Madrid v Juventus. Manchester United v Paris Saint- Germain. Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund. Lyon v Barcelona. Roma v Porto. Ajax v Real Madrid. Liverpool v Bayern Munich. Teams that finished in second place in the group stage will host the first legs on February 12/13 and 19/20 with the return matches scheduled [Read]

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles To Play Either Senegal, Tunisia or Morocco in Int’l Friendly – Pinnick [READ MORE]

  Ahead of it’s return to the African Cup of Nations after a six-year absence, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will engage one of top three ranked African teams in Nigeria after the NFF concluded plans to host the game, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. With just one friendly window before next summer’s AFCON in a yet to be decided country, the Eagles will host the match three days after their dead rubber qualifiers against Seychelles which will be played on the 22nd of March 2019. NFF president Amaju Melvin Pinnick who confirmed the news of the high profile friendly said the Federation is already working round the clock to ensure [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]

Gernot Rohr Out, Thomas Dennerby in, As Caf release final shortlist for coach of the year [READ MORE]

  Super Eagles manager, Coach Gernot Rohr is missing in the final selection released by the continent’s football governing body for the award of the best coach in 2018 category. The Confederation of African Football has released a three-man shortlist for Men’s Coach of the Year and Women’s Coach of the Year respectively. Senegal’s Aliou Cisse, Morocco’s Herve Renard and Esperance’s Moine Chaabani made the final shortlist for the men’s category. Cisse and Renard led their teams to the World Cup in 2018 and have also qualified for next year’s biennial continental showpiece while Chaabani guided Esperance to their third Caf Champions League triumph in November. A notable omission in [Read]

Nigeria Defeat Egypt to qualify for 2019 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup [READ MORE]

  The Sand Eagles defeated the hosts in a thrilling semi-final encounter to qualify for the global fiesta next year. Nigeria have qualified for the 2019 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup after defeating Egypt 7-6 on Wednesday afternoon. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Four goals from Abu Azeez who also celebrated his attainment of the 100 goals margin for the Super Sand Eagles, powered Adamu Audu’s men past the north Africans at Laguna Vista Stadium, Sharm El Sheikh. Trailing by a two-goal deficit courtesy of strikes from Azeez and Taiwo Adams, the Egyptians pulled one back through Moustafa Aly. The Sand Eagles continued with their dominance in the second period [Read]

Chelsea Set To Sell Victor Moses At Last, Fixes Price Tag [SEE PRICE TAG HERE]

  Super Eagles Star and Chelsea winger has appeared as a January transfer target for Crystal Palace, the Daily Mail reports. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Moses has fallen out-of-favour this season under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who took over in July following the sacking of Antonio Conte. However, despite only making six appearances for the Blues this season, Chelsea are believed to want within the region of £12million for Moses. Moses had been a regular under Conte, making 38 appearances for the Blues last term, but has failed to work his way into the regular starting XI at Chelsea this season. The 27-year-old winger had a stint at Palace between [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]

Dangote gifts Super Falcons 50 Million Naira for AWCON 2018 triumph [READ MORE]

  Nigerian Multi-Billionaire, Aliko Dangote has gifted Nigeria women’s national football team a whooping amount of 50 Million Naira for winning the just ended 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations. The Super Falcons edged a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Upon their arrival in Nigeria, Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, met them at the airport and commended them for their efforts. He then informed them that two prominent people have donated a sum of 75 [Read]