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Why We Didn’t Vote For Oshoala– NFF Officials [SEE TOTAL VOTES]

After receiving backlash from football community in Nigeria over their seemingly unpatriotic votes in the just concluded CAF awards, some officials of the Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF), who all voted against Barcelona star, Asisat Oshoala have responded to the backlash from Sports analysts and other Nigerians. Defending his decision to vote against the Super Falcons star, Osasu Obayiuwana said that he believes that Oshoala is not the best female African footballer at the moment and as such isn’t deserving of the accolade. “Right, I understand that some members of Nigerian media are unhappy that I didn’t vote for Asisat Oshoala to become the @CAF_Online AFOTY. That’s a shame. But I [Read]

CAF CONFED CUP: Enyimba Defeats Paradou To Go Second On The Log

Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba International Football Club of Aba this afternoon defeated Paradou of Algeria by 4 goals to 1 at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba. Stanley Dimgba scored thrice in the must win match against the Algerians. Dimgba opened scoring for Enyimba In the 15th minute, nodding home Reuben Bala’s cross at the near post. The former Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves winger then set up Victor Mbaoma for Enyimba’s second of the game in the 35th minute. Dimgba added the third a minute later, as he chipped the ball into the net after he was set up by Cyril Olisema. Enyimba got their fourth [Read]

POTY AWARD: Mane gets customized boots from Liverpool’s sports kit company [PHOTOS]

Sadio Mane has been presented with a special gift from Liverpool’s sports kit giants New Balance days after winning the 2019 African Footballer of the Year. Though the manufacturing company recently lost the legal battle to Nike to secure a new lucrative deal with the European champions. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Merseyside club will now earn up to £70million a season from their new sponsorship, depending on bonuses. View this post on Instagram Pride of Africa. King of Europe. World Champion. African Player of the Year: @sadiomaneofficiel #WeGotNow A post shared by New Balance (@newbalance) on Jan 7, 2020 at 1:10pm PST But the firm who is Mane’s [Read]

JUST IN: Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Emerges Africa’s Best Female Player for The 4th Time

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala has emerged as the African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had reported earlier that Senegal and Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane has also been crowned as the Africa’s Best Player for 2019 in the male at the just concluded CAF Awards ceremony. SEE ALSO: BREAKING: Sadio Mane Emerges Africa’s Best Player for 2019 Details later… [Read]

BREAKING: Sadio Mane, Oshoala Crowned Africa’s Best Players for 2019 [PHOTOS]

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was crowned on Tuesday as Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year for the first time at an awards gala in Egypt on Tuesday. The 27-year old Senegalese striker was up against his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the award the last two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City. “I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award,” said Mane at the ceremony organised by the Confederation of African Football in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Hurghada. “It’s a big day for me.” Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 [Read]

Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa wins Saudi Super Cup title with Al-Nassr

Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa has started the year 2020 on an impressive note after helping his club Al-Nassr to win the Saudi Arabia Super Cup beating Al-Taawoun 5-4 on penalties. Ahmed Musa and his teammates were the winners of the 2018–19 Saudi Pro League while Al-Taawoun are the winners of the 2019 King Cup. Both teams however finished the regulation time of this encounter 1-1 before proceeding into penalties. This will now be the second title that Ahmed Musa will be winning with Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr since he joined them. The former Leicester City star was also among the Super Eagles squad that won bronze medal at the [Read]

Anthony Joshua risks losing heavyweight titles, set to face Tyson Fury, Wilder

Anthony Joshua is willing to be stripped of his heavyweight world titles if it helps set up a fight against Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury. The Brit regained his WBA, IBF and WBO belts after outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last month. By strapping the gold-plated leather back around his waist and shoulders, AJ once again became the man in demand in the blue-ribbon division. He has mandatory challengers due from the IBF and WBO, with Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk respectively waiting for their shot at Joshua. Both governing bodies have ordered Joshua to take on their mandatory fighter by the summer, threatening that the Englishman will [Read]

Shocking! Tribunal will Sack Yahaya Bello, APC will Lose Edo state, Trump survives Impeachment – See Seven Other Predictions For 2020

2020 is just some hours away from us. It is that time of the year when we take a look back to review our past activities in the last over 360 days and set goals for the coming year. This is also that time of the year when “men of God” release their prophecies on what will happen in the new year. This piece is, however, not a personal review or a “divinely” inspired prophecies. They are based on the objective assessment of the current happenings in the political, economic, sport and entertainment sectors and the consequential effects that could result therewith in the coming year. Herein, we predict Nine [Read]

EPL: I can’t kill myself – Atiku reacts to Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday accepted his fate over Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea in Sunday’s EPL match. “In the words of Timaya, I can’t kill myself”, he tweeted. Mustapha, Atiku’s son had mocked him after the outcome of the keenly contested game. In the first half, the Wazirin Adamawa hailed Arsenal after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened scoring in the 13th minute. Atiku tweeted: “Great goal, Aubameyang”. But in the second half, Chelsea came back in style with two goals in five minutes from Jorghinho and Tammy Abraham. The Blues won the match 2 – 1 to the delight of their supporters, spoiling the day for Gunners’ fans. Replying to [Read]

BREAKING: West Ham Sacks Manager, Pellegrini following Leicester defeat

  The Hammers have parted ways with their manager after a fourth loss in five games.  West Ham have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after the club’s latest 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. That loss, their fourth in just five matches, leaves the Hammers sitting 17th in the Premier League, just one point shy of the relegation zone after 19 games. Pellegrini joined West Ham in May 2018 with the former Manchester City manager guiding the club to a 10th-placed finish in his first season in charge. His second campaign at the helm failed to get going however, with the club losing its first league game 5-0 and winning [Read]

Five years back, I was selling cigarettes on Abidjan streets – Man Utd’s Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly, Manchester United star, has recounted his grass-to-grace story, giving an emotional glimpse into his steady rise from being a street urchin selling cigarette to survive in Abidjan to a Man United player. The 25-year-old star, who was born in Côte d’Ivoire from poor parents in Bingerville, humbly recounted how his less-privileged background almost shattered his football career. The Ivorian moved from Africa to Spain after he was spotted by Espanyol’s Emilio Montagut following an impressive performance during a youth tournament in Burkina Faso organized by Spanish company Promoesport. 🗣 "In about five years I had gone from selling cigarettes in the streets of Abidjan to playing for the [Read]

EPL: Dramatic Comeback As Wolves defeat 10-man Manchester City

In a dramatic comeback on Friday night, Wolverhampton Wanderers shocked Manchester City by winning 3-2 at Molineux Stadium. Wolves came from behind to beat Manchester City led with a brace by Raheem Sterling, despite their keeper Ederson being sent off in the 12th minute for fouling Benjamin Mendy right in the box. The foul left Mendy grimacing in pain. Referee Martin Atkinson did not hesitate to show Ederson the red card. SEE ALSO: EPL: Southampton demolish Stamford Bridge, Stun Chelsea 0-2 [PHOTOS] Despite being down to 10 men, City tried to take the game to Wolves defence and they got a penalty awarded them in the 25th minute, after Riyad Mahrez [Read]

EPL: Southampton demolish Stamford Bridge, Stun Chelsea 0-2 [PHOTOS]

ENGLAND – Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond struck to deepen Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge woes as Southampton claimed a fine Premier League win in west London. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints battled their way to a fourth league victory in six matches, and their second win on the spin away from home. The wretched home form of Frank Lampard’s men took another turn for the worse, with the Blues sinking to a sixth loss in 15 Stamford Bridge matches in all competitions this term. Chelsea also suffered consecutive home Premier League defeats for the first time since 2011, when the Stamford Bridge men endured successive losses to Arsenal and Liverpool. Couldn’t ask for [Read]

EPL: Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers vows to end Liverpool unbeaten run

ENGLAND – Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has said that he will be the manager to end Liverpool’s Premier League unbeaten run when both sides clash on Thursday. Liverpool are chasing their first title for 30 years and are 10 points clear at the top. The Reds are close to going a year unbeaten in the Premier League having lost just once since January. Their last defeat came on January 3, losing 2-1 at Manchester City, but with the Foxes their closest Premier League challenges – despite the 10-point gap – Rodgers wants to end Liverpool’s run. Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Club World Cup on Saturday, beating Flamengo 1-0 [Read]

Floyd Mayweather edges out Ronaldo, Messi, others to top Forbes rich-list of decade with £706MILLION fortune [SEE FULL LIST]

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after it was revealed they were the highest-paid athletes of the decade. American lifestyle magazine Forbes counted down the top ten richest athletes of the 2010s and the Money Man came WAY out on top. Congratulations to every athlete on this list ! pic.twitter.com/FzqpE7sFxa — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 24, 2019 The boxing icon, 42, earned an eye-watering £706MILLION ($915m) from his boxing career in the last ten years. But Mayweather was also arguably the least active athlete on the list, fighting just ten times in the decade – the last of those coming more than two years ago. The American [Read]