Super Eagles

My Dad Sold His Car For Me To Join Chelsea – Aina

  Super Eagles ace defender, Ola Aina, has revealed how his parents made him to become a successful footballer. Aina, who won a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, disclosed that his father had to sell his car while driving him to Chelsea so as to make sure that he succeeds in his endeavour. “The car just stopped in the middle of Vauxhall (in central London), and we were just stranded and needed money to get there. “My dad sold the car on the spot and then he puts me on the train. He came on the train with me because I hadn’t [Read]

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]

Uzoho suffers nasty injury in Brazil friendly, ruled out for six months

Super Eagles shot-stopper Francis Uzoho will be sidelined for six months after damaging his ligament during Nigeria’s friendly against Brazil’s Selecao on Sunday, October 13, at the Singapore National Stadium. Uzoho landed awkwardly in the 62nd minute after contesting for the ball with Brazil’s Casemiro inside the box and was stretched off as he could not continue the game. [Read]

[BREAKING] Int’l Friendly: Super Eagles Draw Brazil As Neymar Limps Off [SEE PHOTOS]

A bright and entertaining friendly at Singapore’s National Stadium ended all square as Brazil and Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw.   The Super Eagles took the lead against the run of play with Glasgow Rangers striker Aribo quick to react in the Brazil box lashing home in the 35th minute as Marquinhos dawdled. Brazil were soon level shortly after the interval when Casemiro stabbed home the rebound after Maquinhos had headed off the woodwork. The draw sees Brazil now failing to win a match in their past four outings with the major concern from the Seleção perspective being Neymar limping off in the 12th minute of the action. See [Read]

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s 80-Yr-Old Mum Finally Regains Freedom From Kidnappers’ Den

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Madam Ogere Beauty Siasia, mother of former Super Eagle skipper and coach, Samson Siasia, has regained her freedom after spending over two months with her kidnappers. Reports just coming in from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Sunday morning have it that the 80-year-old has been released by her abductors. Since she was taken away at dusk from her house, her famous son had been begging the kidnappers to release her as he did not have the huge ransom they were demanding. He also appealed to both the federal and state governments to come to his [Read]

I’m Willing To Play For Super Eagles Again – Ex-International, Enyeama

LAGOS – Vincent Enyeama is a household name in Nigeria and world football. He was the Super Eagles of Nigeria first-choice and the most capped goalkeeper for over a decade until he bowed out in 2015 since he joined in 2002. He started his football career from the local scene with clubs like Ibom Stars and Enyimba of Aba before he moved to Europe for greener pasture and had a stint with Benei Yehuda; Hapoel Tel Aviv all of Israel. He moved to Lille of France and later to Maccabi of Israel on loan. He recently called it quit with Lille. In a chat with our correspondent, he disclosed his [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles Forward, Henry Onyekuru Seals Monaco 5-Year Deal From Everton

MONACO – Monaco have signed Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru on a five-year-deal from Everton, the French club announced on Monday. “I’m very happy to join a great club like AS Monaco. I will give everything to improve and help the club to have a great season. I look forward to meeting my teammates,” the 22-year-old told Monaco’s website. Onyekuru, who has made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles, originally joined the Premier League side in 2017 but has spent the two past campaigns on-loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray. The winger scored 14 league goals in Turkey last season and reportedly joins the Ligue 1 outfit for 17 million euros ($19 [Read]

Wedding Bells Ring Again in Eagles Camp As Onyekuru Ties Knot With Heartthrob

Super Eagles Striker, Henry Onyekuru is set to tie the nuptial knots with his long – time girlfriend and mother of his son, Esty on Saturday in Benin, Edo state. The epoch-making event is set to attract several Nigerian internationals especially from the Eagle’s camp and from across the globe. Onyekuru and Esty have been dating for a while and have a one-year-old son together. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the 22-year-old who made one substitute appearance for the Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt recently moved into his new mansion in Lekki in June. John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi [Read]

Odion Ighalo Joins Mikel Obi, Retires from Int’l Football

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo has announced his retirement following the Super Eagle’s third placed victory over Tunisia on Wednesday night at the ongoing African Nations Cup in Egypt.  Odion, who is the highest goal scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, informed coach Gernot Rohr of his decision before leaving to join his club in China immediately after the game. “He had discussed his decision with the coach before the third-place match, saying that the constant abuse was taking a toll on his young family but he was advised to keep it under wraps for the moment. After the game, he gave his jersey as a souvenir to the [Read]

Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Bows Out of Int’l football

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, on Thursday, announced his retirement from international football. The 32-year old midfielder took to his verified Instagram page, to announce thsit was time for him to bow out of the team and let the young ones take over. Sharing a photo of himself in the national jersey, Mikel Obi wrote, “Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my national career. “In 2006, I played my first official championship for my country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for national team with Super Eagles. “My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup and I’m grateful for the [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]

Leceister City Move To Secure Samuel Chukwueze’s Signature, Man City, Arsenal Show Keen Interest

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that English Premier League club, Leicester City have table a bid to sign Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze. The 20-year-old is among the nine forwards Brendan Rodgers shortlisted in his efforts to turn the fortunes of the club around for the coming season. The former Swansea and Liverpool gaffer also pencilled Maxwell Cornet, Brais Mendez, Bertrand Traore, Leon Bailey,Florian Thauvin, Nicholas Pepe,Hakim Ziyech and Malcom on the shortlist. Leicester are understood to have made contact with the Villarreal winger, although Manchester City and Arsenal have also made enquiries. At 20 years and 49 days, Chukwueze became the youngest scorer at [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: 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: Super Eagles To Play Defending Champions Cameroon in Round of 16 [SEE FULL FIXTURES]

CAIRO  – The Super Eagles of Nigeria have officially been set up in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 clash against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt’s Industrial city of Alexandria. The defending champions failed to overcome Benin Republic at the Ismaila Stadium in a keenly contested goalless draw in their final group game, a draw which meant they lost their top spot in the group to rivals, Ghana. Second half goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey saw Ghana cruise to a 1-0 victory against the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau at the Suez Stadium. The Black Stars cruised to [Read]