We’d like for the Ivory Coast and Senegal to do well in the African Cup of Nations – but only for our players involved.
Demba Ba – Senegal beaten 2-1 by Equatorial Guinea in big upset
One the selfish side of things, we wouldn’t mind too much if they didn’t do too well, because it would mean that Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse would be coming home to Newcastle earlier than the final, which takes place on on February 12th.
And good – news bad news last night that Senegal were beaten 2-1 by Zambia in their Group A match, in a game that kicked off at 9:00 pm UK time, and it was a shock defeat for Senegal.
Demba Ba played the whole game and Papiss Cisse being brought on as a substitute after 67 minutes.
It’s bad news for our two Senegal strikers but if it means the lads return sooner rather than later that would be good news for Newcastle.
Even before the game Demba Ba was not happy about the Newcastle 5-2 defeat at Fulham yesterday as he tweeted:
“Very unfortunate for that result. A win would have been so good. Now i just have to be concentrate for the opening game vs zambie!!!”
But there was no joy for Ba as his team went behind 2-0 early in the game, with goals from Mayuka after 12 minutes and Kalaba after 20 minutes.
N’Doye pulled one back for Senegal after 74 minutes, but it wasn’t enough and Senegal went down to a defeat, and that was a huge upset.
This is what Demba ba tweeted after the defeat:
“Sad day! Now it’s bedtime. Tomorrow is an other day”
Senegal’s next game is on Wednesday against Equatorial Guinea, one of the host nations, and they beat Lybia 1-0 last night.
The Ivory Coast and Cheick Tiote start off their campaign tonight against Sudan.