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Senegal Lose To Libya – Demba Ba And Papiss Cisse Both Play

9:24 am, Monday, January 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 38 Comments

It was certainly a miserable African Cup of Nations for Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse as Senegal were surprisingly beaten  2-1 by Libya last night in Estadio de Bata in Bata,  in the final qualifying game of Group A.

Papiss Cisse in action

Ihab Bouseffi scored both goals for Libya and it meant Senegal  lost all their three group games by a score of 2-1 – to Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and Libya.

The other game was drawn between Zambia and Equatorial Guinea, and both those teams progress to the knockout rounds with 7 points and 6 points respectively.

Libya did well in the group to win and draw a game,  but Senegal finished bottom of their group with no points from their three games.

After Bouseffi had put Libya ahead in the 5th minute,  Deme N’Diaye equalized just six minutes later for Senegal, but then Bouseffi got the winner with just 6 minutes to play.

Demba Ba started the game for Senegal and was replaced at the start of the second half by his new Newcastle team-mate Papiss Cisse.

So the fact that both strikers only played a half,  will hopefully mean they will be fit and ready to play at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night – we need them.

Both players will be jetting back to Newcastle today – an no injuries were reported last night.


Libya: Abod, El Moghrabi, Belrrish (Rabea 68), Salama, Younes, Abubaker (Al Sherif 62), Mohamed, Esnani (Marwan 59), Saad, Zuway, Ihaab.
Subs Not Used: Agtait, Alwani, Eshtiba, Ghanudi, El Monir, Saleh, Ben Amer, Nashnoush.

Senegal: Khadim N’Diaye, Daf, Mangane, Diawara, Diakhate, M’Bengue, Deme N’Diaye (Dia 75), Diame, Niang (Sow 68), Camara, Ba (Cisse 46).
Subs Not Used: Coundoul, Gomis, N’Doye, Bayal Sall, Faty, N’Daw, Traore, Pape N’Diaye.

Attendance: 10,000

Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Demba Ba · Papiss Cisse

38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Ron Van Dam spoke last night, the only true prophet of the transfer window… i can hardly contain myself…. actually……. I CAN’T! YIIIIIIIIIIKES!!!!

  • 2 sirtoongospel // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Ashleys chopper – if it’s at our training ground we need to worry, if it’s somewhere else then we might just sign someone!!!!

    Get someone on chopper watch!

  • 3 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    ……oh and by a mile!! eat my dust! 😉

  • 4 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    oh my god how embarassing for the lads hope their confidence is not knocked!

  • 5 gorgonzola // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    “Ashleys chopper – if it’s at our training ground we need to worry, if it’s somewhere else then we might just sign someone!!!!

    Get someone on chopper watch!”

    HAHAHAHHAHAH I am dying of laughter here 🙂 🙂 ::)

  • 6 gorgonzola // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Damn man I want that MBIWA LAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 7 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Dembaaaaaa we’re never give you up, never guna let you down, never guna turn around and desert yoooooooou!

  • 8 Indian Magpie // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    a wise man once told me,

    The world will come to an END soon after SHOLA AMEOBI captains the SACROSANT i.e. NUFC.

    Well i Guess we cannot be that far off

  • 9 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    lads we can forget about looking out for ashleys chopper its in france at the moment ……. ashley lent it to cwarro burnsie and craig coozey there gone over to meet m’biwas agent to see how much truth is in the latest roumors!

  • 10 LewSpi // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    I wonder if Pards had a word and asked if he would only play them for 45 minutes a piece.


    Who is Ron van dam?

  • 11 hdavid23 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    whats that chopper thing about? i havent heard anything:S

  • 12 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    indian mag thats the 2nd time u wrote that and i still havent a fcukin clue what ur on about, are you high?

  • 13 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    ah lewspi ron van dam is the latest person whos ITK what a gobshite!

  • 14 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Lewspi…. the messiah which is Ron Van Dam, came on here last night uttered the simple words “Expect a transfer within in 24 hours” and then left. Genius. 🙂

  • 15 Indian Magpie // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    on a bit of a low actually, back in office after 4 days of leave. 🙁

  • 16 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    actually take that back….im pretty sure he only mentioned one “in” lol

  • 17 lewytoon // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    boom boom, what i meant was, if theres no signing today, i think its unlikely we’ll bother signing anyone 2moro

  • 18 LewSpi // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Hahaha ah right I see. I bet your legs are tired from being on the edge of your seats for so long then yeah?

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    i think all we need is 2 things

    1) A footballing technical full back to replace Simpson who is never comfortable wiith the ball at his feet and contributes zilch to the attack, while at the same time his disease of backing off at fatal moments doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon either.

    2) Get a quick, skilful defender to replace Willo, whose lack of speed is killing us and again Willo doesn’t possess the technical ability to bring the ball out.

    Providing that Pardew stops making really baffling decisions and we can keep everyone else, then we are surely good enough for top 6 or higher.

    Ben Arfa, Cisse and BA are pretty much as good as it gets in the EPL, especially with Tiote and Cabaye behind

  • 20 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    i know m8 i was only takin the piss.

  • 21 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    don’t understand why people claim to be ITK, has somebody told them of all the girls they will get, all the guest holidays celebrities will invite them on cus they are so awesome to be ITK on a football level, it’s unheard of!! and how they will never have to do anything again in their lives without somebody offering to do it for them first?

    It’s a gamble…. a gamble which is much more inclined to make you look like a finely polished penis!

  • 22 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    lads we need to be carefull in case RON is the younger brother of JEAN-CLAUDE hell kick fcuk out of us!

  • 23 lewytoon // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    haha sorry boom boom, its a monday so im slow

    it would be class if we got mapou yanga-mbiwa and cissokho, highly unlikely but wud be qeuality

  • 24 GeordieToon89 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    The window doesnt shut until wednesday night ya no not tomorrow night it shuts on the 1st of feb

  • 25 Eastander // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Had a slight panic last night when Cisse was in the orginal starting line up and then wasnt on the pitch! All is well though

    Besides that, Senegal’s midfield and defence is shocking, you can really put it down to the strikers not firing, Cisse would have scored if I think it was Sow had simply rolled it into his path instead of over hitting it out for a goal kick

    As the commentator said, Cisse will be in luxury when he gets to SJP with people who can pass to his feet

  • 26 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    gt89 tomorrow mignight!

  • 27 shearermania // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    how can you write penis without being sencored….im shouldnt be allowed writing penis….especially not a polished penis..or a penis head…..just stop all penis related penis talk about penis…..i dont have a small penis – but its thin…and its a ITK penis

  • 28 Eastander // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    @Geordietoon89 – you trying to wind people up? since when has the transfer window ever shut on the first day of the month?

  • 29 GeordieToon89 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Actually what am a going on about its tomorrow at midnight derrr, sorry lads

  • 30 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    lewy if we got those 2 bid destroy myself! with the strikers back and mr t in ctr of park wed be capable of beating anybody REGULARLY!

  • 31 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM


  • 32 GeordieToon89 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Eastender – it did a couple of year ago actually because the 31st landed on a sat or sunday so it shut 5pm on the 1st or 2nd cant remember exact days but 100% happened.. But nevermind a somehow got confused its allowed to happen jeez

  • 33 lewytoon // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    put santon rb and cissokho lb, two attacking full backs and get rid of simpson, would be unreal

  • 34 sephir0 // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    woah shearermania!! no need to go penis crazy! lol!

    Well it is a part of the male anatomy 🙂 what can your penis tell us on the latest transfer speculation? talk to it and however long it takes to get an answer…. or a sign… might be one of them. then im happy to wait. 😀

  • 35 Eastander // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    @32 – Fair play it did, the 31st was a sunday, i take my comment back

  • 36 richard // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    it will be a strange transfer window with a full premier programme over the next two days. and plenty of lower league games.air traffic control will be on overtime

  • 37 Stuart // Jan 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Haha, thought I’d chip in on the ITK’s.

    Burnsy is one of my best mates and I’m happy to announce he doesnt have a clue what hes talking about haha. I’ve got no idea why he posts but he must be doing a good job of annoying people as someone has set up a p1ss take account called Bumsy.

    On Ba and Cisse, we’ve got our wish and got them back as early as possible, but im slightly worried about their confidence levels after a very embarassing ACN.

  • 38 shearermania // Jan 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    @sephiro……normally it dosnt take it long time to answer,,,,,,its very competitive – wants to come first every time…..still undefeated…my wife needs to work a bit harder if she is to beat it to it…

    in terms of transfer: its a bloody penis – it dosnt know anything about that…..

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