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BREAKING: Nigeria’s nightmare Kamaru Usman Knocks-out Covington to Retain UFC Crown [PHOTOS]

  Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman, defeats US challenger Colby Covington via a unanimous decision to retain his UFC welterweight title. The Auchi-born UFC star beat Tyron Woodley earlier this year to become undisputed UFC welterweight champ. [SEE ALSO] Cardi B gifts her man, Offset $500,000 in cash for his 28th birthday [VIDEO] See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Congratulation to Usman. That’s the spirit of Naija!💪🙌🔥 [Read]

Andy Ruiz Warmly Greets Joshua’s Mother Yeta Odusanya At Pre-fight Dinner [PHOTOS]

– Andy Ruiz shows rare humility with pleasant handshake exchange with Joshua’s mum – The Mexican’s camp and Joshua’s met at Al Faisaliah Hotel on Thursday for pre-match dinner – Donned in popular Arab wear, Ruiz walked down to Joshua’s mum seat and greeted her Andy Ruiz may be the boxing champion but the heavyweight star shows some humility courtesy ahead of his rematch with Joshua after he was seen greeting his opponent’s mum during Thursday, December 5 gala dinner. The Mexican star will be up against the Briton this Saturday, December 7, in the second showdown to hold in 15,000 capacity Riyadh stadium. Ruiz, who stunned Joshua in June [Read]

BREAKING: Lionel Messi wins record sixth ballon D’or award

– and Megan Rapinoe is rewarded for World Cup triumph Lionel Messi regained the Ballon d’Or crown in Paris last night, moving ahead of great rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take a record sixth award. Barcelona’s 32-year-old superstar held off the challenge of Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, who recognised he had been beaten by “someone a little bit better” as he settled for second place. Megan Rapinoe of the United States won the women’s award, with England’s Lucy Bronze the runner-up. Rapinoe, 34, co-captained the US to victory at this summer’s World Cup, where she was named player of the tournament and finished joint-top scorer with six goals. Messi, meanwhile, [Read]

Another Premier League Manager Sacked 48hrs after Emery

Watford manager, Quique Sanchez Flores has been sacked after just 85 days he was re-appointed for a second spell by the Premier League club. The Spaniard, who replaced countryman Javi Gracia won just one of his 10 Premier League matches for the club. The decision to sack came after Watford suffered their eighth league defeat in a 2-1 loss against Southampton on Saturday, which saw them remain bottom of the table on eight points. In a statement posted to the club’s website this afternoon, Watford chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury said: ‘Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive [Read]

EPL: Table – topping Liverpool Extend Lead as Man City, Chelsea Stumble [SEE RESULTS + TABLE]

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a nervy 2-1 win over Brighton as Manchester City slipped up once more in a draw at Newcastle on Saturday. Chelsea missed the chance to go level on points with second-placed City as Frank Lampard’s men suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by West Ham, while Tottenham’s winning run under Jose Mourinho continued as Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-2 win over Bournemouth. Virgil van Dijk is hoping to beat Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or on Monday and showed he can score goals as well as stop them with two towering headers from [Read]

Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Kogi [SEE PHOTOS]

A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday. The team members were on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture when the incident happened. Ifeanyi Ubah FC is scheduled to take on Jigawa Golden stars at the Kano stadium on Sunday. Chukwuma Ubah, chairman of the club, narrated the incident to TheCable . “Our bus was attacked by gunmen in Okene. The driver and a player was hit by bullets fired at the bus. They have been taken to a hospital nearby where they are being attended to. We thank [Read]

BREAKING: Arsenal boss, Unai Emery sacked after 2-1 loss to Frankfurt

– Unai Emery has parted ways with Arsenal after another disgraceful 2-1 loss to Frankfurt – Arsenal confirmed Emery’s sacking in a statement on Friday morning, November 2019 – Freddie Ljungberg will take responsibility for the “first team as interim head coach” according to the club Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Unai Emery has been sacked by Arsenal following a torrid run of lacklustre performance that saw the Premier League side forfeit an early lead to suffer another 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt.  The Spaniard was shown the way out of Emirates Stadium after eighteen months in charge of the North London side. His [Read]

Eto’o: ‘I’ll return to Barca to be the first black coach to win Champions League’

– Samuel is confident of Blaugrana reunion. – He wants to revive successful Barca of Guardiola times.  – His main objective is to win the Champions League in style.  In his latest interview with Cadena SER, retired Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o has expressed his intentions as a future coach.  He wants to go hard like Josep Guardiola. “I will return to Barca one day. “I want to be the first black coach to win the Champions League. “I’d like my team to play like Josep Guardiola’s,” he added. The Cameroonian has recently announced his retirement. His spell at Catalonia is considered to be the most glorious. Here’s his stat record [Read]

Super Eagles of Nigeria move up Four places in new FIFA Ranking [SEE FULL RANKINGS]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up four places in the most recent FIFA Ranking released by world football governing body. The Super Eagles who were 35th in the last ranking, have moved up to 31st in the ranking released on Thursday, November 28. Despite the rise in the world ranking, Nigeria remain on the third position in the African ranking behind Senegal who are 20th in the world and Tunisia who occupy the 27th position. African champions Algeria (35) and Morocco (43) are also in the top five positions. Ghana (47), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (56), Congo DR (56) complete Africa’s top 10. The Super Eagles in [Read]

Onazi Pays N1.5m for Ex-Nigerian Star Sani Emmanuel’s Surgery 

  Nigeria and Trabzonspor Midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has supported his former teammate, Sani Emmanuel who is battling with a long-term injury with the sum of 1.5 million naira. Emmanuel, who won the best player at the 2009 FIFA Under 17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria has been forced to retire early from football as a result of injury. The 26-year-old took to social media for help, was assisted by Onazi who was also part of the Golden Eaglets side that finished second behind Switzerland at the 2009 World Cup paid the money to the doctor. Emmanuel who played for Israeli club, Beitar Jerusalem posted on Instagram saying he got a [Read]

Anthony Joshua Arrives Saudi Arabia Ahead Of Rematch Against Andy Ruiz Jr [Who Do You Think Would Win?]

  Anthony Joshua says he will “reign again” in the heavyweight division, after suffering his first professional defeat this summer. Joshua’s fight with underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in New York was stopped in the seventh round during their bout on 1 June at Madison Square Garden in New York. He’ll be facing the Mexican comedy December 7 in Saudi Arabia. [Read]

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa to sponsor 100 youths to University [SEE HOW TO BECOME A BENEFICIARY]

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has revealed is set to sponsor 100 young people through a university in the city of Kano. Musa is one of the richest Nigerian footballers and he has chosen to use some of his riches to impact lives. Having been announced as an ambassador to a university in Kano, the 27-year-old said he wants to 100 people to the school to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations. “So, I am pleased to let you know that I would be sponsoring 100 students at this university. Yes! 100. Details to follow shortly,” Musa said on social media. [READ ALSO] ”Maybe God doesn’t want you to finish [Read]

Always be under your partner during sex – Inter Milan Coach advises players

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte has revealed that he gave instructions to his players as to how to have sex with their partners in order not to affect their forms on the field of play. The ex-Chelsea coach who is looking to end the dominance of Juventus, who are one point ahead of Inter Milan in Serie A, told his players that during the season sex they must not last long and the players must also stay under their partners. Speaking to L’Equipe in a recent interview, the 50-year-old Italian coach said: ‘Competition for me is battle,’ ‘It is “your death, my life”. I am very focused on the fact [Read]

BREAKING: Tottenham Appoints Mourinho As New Manager

  The Portuguese is back in the Premier League following his sacking by Manchester United in December 2018 as he replaces Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until 2023.  The announcement comes less than a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club following a poor start to the 2019-20 season. Spurs currently sit in 14th place in the Premier League table having collected just three wins from their first 12 league games, while they also suffered a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Mourinho has been out of management [Read]

JUST IN: Tottenham Sacks Manager Pochetino After Five Years in-Charge

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. The Argentine, 47, was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool in Madrid. But Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League. “We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. “It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning [Read]