Newcastle After Two Top Sierre Leone Forwards


News from Sweden today, that Newcastle United are increasing their interest in two  forwards with the same last name –  Mohamed Bangura and Teteh Bangura.

Teteh Bangura – referred to as the new Didier Drogba

Both players were born in Sierra Leone and both are currently playing together at Swedish club AIK

Mohammed joined AIK last year and the two men are big pals, and the news in Sweden say that Newcastle have been watching both players for a while now.

21-year-old 6 ft tall Teteh was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and has said that Newcastle have been following his progress in Sweden since he signed for FC Köping last year.

This is the player whose style has been compared with Didier Drogba and he’s often referred to as the new Didier Drogba, and that can’t be bad.

Newcastle  were linked with this player in May,  and this is what I wrote about the player at that time.

This is what Teteh said today:

“I know Newcastle have seen all my matches and follow me,”

5’10” tall Mohamed Bangura is also 21 years old,  but 5 months older than Teteh, and he was born in Kambia, Sierra Leone and is also said to have Newcastle’s interest.

Mohamed Bangura

Mohamed’s natural position is forward,  and he is described as a hard-working, powerful player with significant pace and possesses good technical skills.

AIK Sporting Director Jens Andersson has been talking to Fotbolldirekt.se today about Teteh, who is also supposedly being tracked by Ajax.

“The interest hasn’t faded, it’s no lower than a few months before.”

“I think that he has just become better and better. The big difference is that he so far hasn’t scored many goals, but they will come and I think that the clubs that follow him know that.”

“Foreign clubs see him in each game and they know what class he has. And there are more now than earlier this spring that follow Mohamed.”

Teteh has two caps with one goal for Sierre Leone, and Mohammed has 3 caps with one goal for his country.

It’s hard to know exactly how good these two players are, but it’s right in line with Newcastle’s new scouting policy of watching young players across Europe, and then bringing them to Newcastle, where they can then be coached to bring the very best out of them.

This is probably some good news,  and it’s  certainly encouraging to know the Tyneside club are scouting so many players in  Europe these days.

Comments welcome.



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82 comments so far

  • Andy

    Jun 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Interest been denied by the club according to lee ryder.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nlb0NtVPgQ
    Great video of Ben Arfa there. Almost every pass is perfection

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 23, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2
  • If we sign them, and each of them score in the same game. I can see the Headlines now

    Bang! Bang! Mohammad and Teteh hunt down the black cats… 😛

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  • samigee14

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #4

    who are these people we are linked with. I know nobody ever heard of tiote but not every unknown signing will be a succsses like him. these players will probs be flops like luque and martins

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    http://www.le10sport.com/L-info-du-10/Payet-Matuidi–ca-bouge-230648564.html

    Would be a good double buy getting Payet and Matuidi.
    Not sure how reliable this site is though on News/Rumours though

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    We would have almost as many Bangura’s as Taylors if we get these two!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Liverpoo are after Payet aint they?

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  • JGreaves

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    @samigee14

    Martins was defo not a flop!

    17 goals in his first season, if thats a flop then god knows what Xisco and Luque were?! :S

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #10

    @ 4

    How was Oba a flop?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #11

    @ 8

    Dead! lol

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #12

    i guess we are going with similar surnames

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Could have a back line of Taylors and a forward line of Bangura’s at this rate! lol

    __________Krul
    Taylor_Taylor_Taylor_Taylor
    __________Tiote
    Jonas ___Ben Arfa _____ Zog

    ______Bangura_Bangura

    lol!!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #14

    hah un f**king believeable gorskino just blatently niked my link HAH

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Did i state i FOUND IT, My god Tiote, I put a link a said my views on it you would be terrible in a court!!!

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  • JGreaves

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #16

    ——————–Krul———————
    Taylor ? Saylor Naylor

    SaAmeobi ? ? ?

    -TBangura – ShAmeobi – MBangura

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #17

    I suggested in January that we should be looking at Teteh Bangura, though he was a quality player then and still think he is a quality player now. We really should be looking at Per Ciljan Skjelbred too if we are scouting Scandinavia.

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #18

    That article from le10sport website is confusing,after translating it,the best i could make of it was that there had only been 1 solid enquiry about Dmitri Payet and it wasnt from Liverpool or PSG,thereby leaving Newcastle as the most likely party. But if we are after Payet then we are definitely not signing Barnetta because they have very similar styles. Maybe the reported interest in Matuidi was just a smokescreen to snatch the highly sought Payet? (makes more sense than signing 13m rated Matuidi as mere backup to Tiote)

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  • Big7Deano

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #19

    There’s only two Banguras.

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #20

    gorskino youd be terrible in court,, youd steal a necklace n go into court wearing it,,,

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #21

    anyway am of before gorskino breaks into ma house trying to steal sumit else from as

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  • NorseToonBrann

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous – Skjeldbred is not good enough for us. He’ll end up in france or belgium or something

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Thats true @Klatoon the top part says NUFC are the only team to put a concrete offer for Payet NOT Liverpool nor PSG.

    “A concrete offer was received by the President of the ASSE, Roland Romeyer for Dimitri Payet. It is neither PSG nor Liverpool. Newcastle is the only serious lead in the second.”

    13 goals from a Winger/AMC is pretty good, maybe this is the plan now as NZogbia’ wages are too much for out board?

    Nzog got 9 goals 7 10 assists/Payet got 13 goals 7 assists

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Seriously think we should sign this guy up he has great skill and is a huge Newcastle fan too he would give his heart and soul to play for this team and that is the type of player we need.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1jPawft9vM

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Not being funny like. But other day someone said about the need to make SJP a fortress feared throughout the PL. Just been listening to AC/DC ‘Thunderstruck’ and Brian Johnson is a Geordie. We should blatantly be playing that over the PA before matches. Imagine all the Toon fans chanting ‘THUNDER’ so loud the other team can hear it fromt he dressing room. Just a thought like

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    mr.T…iote@

    HAHA lol
    Because as you rightly know i have a clean record and has never stolen anything in my life.

    Why would i steel a necklace lol is that your most prized possesion?

    TBH i have admired your Glee £9.99 Necklace for quite sometime.

    Lol

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  • Mark

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Old news, i posted this as a comment last week, and that just flew right over everybodies head… Would both be great signings, I think Tetteh is the better of the 2 though? Mohammed is better feeding off the stikers

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #28

    @ gorskino10 Payet looks the business & he is under 25, which is important.

    I am not convinced that MA is interested in NZogbia, He is too old, too expensive, and has baggage. His ability as a footballer is almost irrelevant.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Erdinc…

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/502674611?-11058

    says complete in next few days.

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #30

    archaeomag@

    NZog too old, not sure he is out age bracket of Under 26, which NZog is 25.

    But i think its more Wages he would want alot of money and they could think they could find a winger whos roughly the same NZog, Cheaper to purchase and on wages per week.

    Either way id be well happy with a Winger like Payet/Marvin Martin/NZog

    Hope the team are working on things as we speak 😀

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  • @LGFUAD21 25

    I dont know why, but that seems like something americans would do to raise the adrenaline… could work tho! 😛 (especially in American Films concerning American Football etc :P)

    I wouldnt mind that tune being heard at Full blast before a game!

    Id probably sell my own car to see Tiote play the Air Guitar just before a game!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #32

    payet looks class id hav him or martin over nzogbia like

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #33

    NUFC_Richyg01@

    Only thing i’ll say is in the article there is no NEW Quotes, the 2 they used are old ones in last few days/weeks by the club and his agent, didnt state anything new so well just have to wait an see.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #34

    NIAFRON can you give us any indication as to how reliable the info in post 5 by gorskin is.

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  • Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne Could be a good song to play before a game aswell…

    Especially since so far Under Myke Cashley, we have been on one crazy ride….

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #36

    We should try hijack that we man liverpool are after

    dear but worth it??

    http://youtu.be/8DBKPHOy-Wc

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  • P.I.

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Lads,

    Dont get me started on entrance music…

    Just warning yous…

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #38

    lads no matter what the player or what the club it seems us and liverpool are linked with antin that moves they seem to be useing our name to flog players

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  • P.I.

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Havent seen Payet or Marvin Martin play before but judging by some of the comments on here they both sound tasty.
    How do they both compare to Nzogbia?
    Similar positions? Are they attacking? Direct? More fancy? Passing ability?

    I guess we’ll just have to wait and see who they bring in. I like all the speculation but to be fair we are all completely guessing as to who is more likely to sign.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #40

    @ Gorskino10 – my mistake I though was 26, but agree wages may be an issue.

    I seem to remember we though/were told by the papers – Nzog was lazy, indisciplined, did not tackle back, and was always looking for a move to a bigger club, and the rumor was, that he was a disruptive influence in the dressing room. -Or so we were told, now he want’s back – or so we are told.

    But he has looked like a world beater – at Wigan!

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