With Senegal going down 2-1 last night to Equatorial Guinea, one of the host countries, in the African Cup of Nations, it could be that Papiss Cisse will make his debut at Blackburn Rovers next Wednesday evening.
Demba Ba – likely to start next Wednesday evening
Senegal cannot now qualify from their group, as they have lost both of their opening two matches to Zambia and Equatorial Guinea, both by a score of 2-1.
Senegal play Libya on Sunday night in their final game and will be in Newcastle the next day – and it could be that none of the two even play on Sunday evening.
While the two strikers will be very disappointed not to have done better in the tournament, it’s good news for Newcastle fans that Demba Ba will only have missed four games since being away.
The news is that Newcastle will want to fly the two strikers back immediately following their game on Sunday evening, so they will have time to train with the Newcastle squad before the trip to Blackburn on Wednesday evening.
Its seems that Ba will certainly start next Wednesday, with Cisse likely to be introduced at some time during the game as a substitute.
Demba Ba has 15 goals in 21 appearances for Newcastle, and it’s a shot in the arm for Newcastle that he will be back so soon.
And we shouldn’t have to wait too long to see Papiss Cisse in action too in that number 9 shirt. 😀
In his club career Papiss Cisse has scored 90 goals in 205 total appearances.
Good news for Newcastle, but of course bad news for Senegal.