Kazenga LuaLua Sent Out On Loan To Brighton


Brighton have completed the signing of young Newcastle winger Kazenga LuaLua on a one-month loan deal.

Kazenga LuaLua – out on loan to Brighton for a month

The 19-year-old midfielder, who spent three months on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season and made 4 appearances, again moves out on loan to get some first team football, which is what he needs to improve his game.

Kazenga has made a total of 12 appearances for the Magpies over the last three seasons, and certainly Brighton manager Gus Poyet believes he has got a good signing:

Gus told the Brighton official web-site today:

“Kazenga is an excellent addition to our squad as he will give us different options,”

“He can play on the left or right side and is very quick.” “I’ve watched him a couple of times and I know his qualities.”

LuaLua is the younger brother of former Newcastle striker Lomana, but Kazenga has found it tough to break through to the Newcastle first team this season.

Of course we still have to realize the lad only turned 19 years-old in December.

The winger will not be eligible to play in Brighton’s game against Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town tonight, as Brighton try to pull clear of the relegation zone.

Brighton are currently 4th bottom of League One with 29 points, but the two teams above them, Gillingham and Oldham Athletic, also have 29 points..

Brighton are at home to top of the league Norwich City on Saturday.

That means Kazenga will be up against the impressive 21 year old Newcastle 6’6″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who is on loan for the season at the East Anglia club, and getting rave reviews for his performances by the way.

It’s good that Kazenga will get some games, and if he does well, it would not surprise us if he stays there through the end of the season.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Weren’t too many years ago he was being compared to Gazza.

    Should really be getting games at the toon by now like Ranger…but he is 19 so stil time.

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  • MacToon

    Feb 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Some match time should prove invaluable for the young LuaLua, I hope he doesn’t end up leaving for good though.

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  • NewcastleMole

    Feb 9, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Every time ive seen him play he looks the part. Not afraid to run at players with the ball. I don’t know how he or any young player is going to break into the first team though.

    Hughton doesn’t want to be trying out youngsters while were pushing for promotion, and id imagine he’d not want to try them when were battling to avoid relegation either

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #4

    I know he’s been injured but does Houghton not rate the lad. He’s twice as good as Pancake.

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  • baro

    Feb 9, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Any links for tonight.

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  • Oba

    Feb 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Give Pancrate a chance for gods sake.

    He’s only been a bit part player coming off the bench (and he scored). He’s probably also trying to fit in. No wonder a lot of our foreign players leave the NE when the fans act like idiots rating them after a couple hours of game time or less.

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  • Oba

    Feb 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ll add also that Enrique was shocking when we first bought him. But he settled and has developed into a fan favourite.

    Give the lad a chance, and support. He’ll come good I’m sure.

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  • toon soldier

    Feb 9, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #8

    lua lua is definetly one for the future

    and by the way ed,well donewith the no swearin policy,its good to see

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  • Toonmania

    Feb 9, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #9

    i’m living near brighton atm due to work commitments i’ll have to pop down the ground and see how he’s doing, i’ve wanted to see him play for a while 🙂

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  • cgrizzly87

    Feb 10, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #10

    I would bet my gonads that Pancrap will continue to be ineffectual until he gets released at the end of the season. He was signed up to pad out an under-strength squad in the CCC. Also he’s a French winger so how could he be any good? 😉

    Someone correct me if i’m wrong but whenever i’ve seen him play:

    he couldn’t tackle
    couldn’t mark a man
    couldn’t pass
    wouldn’t/couldn’t make an intelligent run
    didn’t look like he gave a monkeys

    PLEEEEEEEASE prove me wrong Fabrice! But you’re already nearly 30 so i’m not anticipating much improvement 😀

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