The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Demba Ba is expected to be fit and ready to play in Sunday’s top Premier League game with Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park.
Demba Ba – presumably he’s fit as a fiddle
There was news earlier today that Demba Ba had missed two training sessions with Senegal, and had not participated in Senegal’s 2-0 win at Mauritius on Sunday.
It could have been that two and two were put together and the result was five – in other words – because Ba did not train there could have been an assumption he was injured, and it was a knee injury too.
We all know that Demba Ba failed a medical at Stoke in January, and the last thing we want to see is the Senegal striker injure that same knee again.
But the local paper is reporting the Newcastle club have no reports of any injury to their 6’2″ top striker, who has scored 4 goals in 7 appearances for Newcastle United this season, and that he will return to the Newcastle club fully fit.
That’s great news, and now we have to hope that top French International, Yohan Cabaye, also returns to Newcastle uninjured, after France entertain Bosnia and Herzegovina in Paris tonight.
A French draw or win in that game will see France win Group D, and qualify for the Euro 12 finals next summer in Poland and the Ukraine, but a Bosnia and Herzegovina win will see them top the group and qualify.