Newcastle Unitedâ€™s 17 year old winger Kazenga Lua Lua, who is the brother of former Newcastle player Lomana Lua Lua, played last night for the Reserve team against Everton in front of the watching Kevin Keegan, and is hopeful he will get another chance in the first team before too long.
Kazenga Lua Lua – another very promising youngster
The teenager made his first team debut for former manager Sam Allardyce and told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle:
“I know I have to work hard for the reserve team.”“So that when the manager asks me if I’m ready to play again for the first team, the answer will be yes.â€
“I’ve come all the way through to the first team and, although I haven’t started a competitive game yet, I have played four times as substitute.”
Kazenga is still young and doesnâ€™t even turn 18 until December, yet he has already appeared for the first team four times, as a substitute. When he has appeared in the team, the 5â€™11â€ right winger has certainly not looked out of place in the least.
Once we are safe from relegation, we would expect manager Keegan to blood some of our youngsters ready for next season. 19 year old Andy Carroll and Lua Lua are probably top of the list, along with 20 year old Canadian David Edgar and possibly 17 year-old Hungarian, Tamas Kadar.