Good news for Newcastle United’s African pair Abdoulaye Faye and Geremi, who got their countries’ World Cup qualifying campaign off to winning starts over the weekend.
Faye and Geremi – two smart lads – sounds like a rock duo
Abdoulaye Faye scored the winning goal as Senegal defeated Algeria in Dakar, and Cameroon were 2-0 winners over the Cape Verde Isles, in Yaounde.
Habib Beye was not called up for Senegal, because he announced his retirement from International Football after the African Cup Of Nations in January.
Habib has said he wants to concentrate on his club career with Newcastle – which we think is an excellent move. 😀
Cameroon will now face Mauritius, and then two games with Tanzania before the end of June.
Senegal will travel to Gambia before a double-header of their own, with Liberia.
Nigeria, without the great but injured Newcastle striker Oba Martins, still managed a 2-0 win over South Africa in Abuja.
As hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa have already qualified for the finals, but are participating in the preliminaries as they also serve as qualifiers for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Angola.