Demba Ba Out Injured – Cisse Confident For Senegal


Senegalese and Newcastle striker Demba Ba is set to miss the World Cup qualifier with Uganda at Namboole today.

Senegal team that beat Liberia 3-1 last weekend

Five Senegalese players will not play in today’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Uganda Cranes, due to injury.

Demba Ba is one of  the five Senegal players ruled out through injury, with the other four being Moussa Sow, Issiar Dia, Kader Mangane and Souleymane Diawara.

The Senegal team had a very light training session last night at the Namboole stadium and Sengal coach, Joseph Koto, had this to say about the game in mid-week:

“We will be going to Kampala to play our game and get the best possible result. Our aim is not to lose even if we don’t win.”

“We will try to scrape a win but if it appears impossible, we will struggle to settle for a draw. But the situation we want to avoid is a loss to the Cranes.”

And the top Newcastle United and Senegal striker, who is the captain of his country,  had this to say last night:

“We are not under pressure since I can create a goal assist for the team, as a result of play against Uganda.” 

Uganda managed a point away to Angola last weekend, thanks to Emma Okwi’s 87th equalizer following Djalima Campos’ early goal in Group J of the African World Cup qualifiers.

It’s always a worry when Demba Ba is injured, although he went through all of last season for Newcastle not missing one single game through injury, and we just have to hope it’s not that dodgy knee of his playing up.

And there are now only 52 days left until August 1st, when if the recent news is to be believed, the release clause in Demba Ba’s contract will run out.

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Better that he’s injured now than during the season.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    He hasn’t fully messed up his knee?

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Cisse is captain of Senegal? Or have I miss read

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    @WWYCD
    It’s true mate, i wasn’t aware of that.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Yep he is.

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  • pardew no 1

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #6

    ben arfa (Either love him or Hatem) more then likely

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Sell him if it’s bad and told tell the other club?

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Don’t tell**

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Well knock me down with a feather haha I though N’doye was tbh

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Oh wow, the blog has an article on UGANDA, well sort of 🙂 i find myself in a weird position praying for Papisto to have a bad day at the office. Its a carnival atmosphere down here and everyone’s confident of beating Senegal. We have not lost a home game for 7 years so Papiss and his Senegal mates have a massive task at hand. Go Uganda Cranes Go 🙂

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Klatoon
    What time is it there? Also, are you Ugandan or do you just live/work there?

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  • hrocks

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    The talk is this Dutch kid is tiotes replacement.if Ashley is running a nutreal budget and gives the kid 25k a week over 5 years it’s just smiths wages with a couple of million saved if we pay 7m for him.

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Ba’s injury? Knee bother.
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    Oh, sorry, that should be “Nee bother”.

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Ochytoon, its 1.30pm. Kickoff 4pm and yes im Ugandan. Very rare combination that, a Ugandan magpie 🙂

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  • papattack

    Jun 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    quite glad ba’s injured, might put off any potential bidders. although obviously hope its nothing serious.

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  • oliech

    Jun 9, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Uganda [1 – 1] Senegal 37′ P. Cisse ……….

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  • demboy

    Jun 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Uganda- Senegal 1-1. cissé scored seneGoal.
    proud for my countryman papiss and sorry for Ba’s injury he will come back stronger than before.

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