A Treat For Newcastle Fans Tomorrow

Good news tonight that Chancel Mbemba’s visa has come through and he will be available to play against Borussia Monchengladbach in the final friendly of the season tomorrow afternoon.

The game kicks off at 3:00 pm at St. James’ Park and it will also be the home debut of new striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

So it should be a treat for those fans who can make it to the game tomorrow to see our two new signings in action.

chancel mbemba at st james'

Chancel Mbemba – visa has come through

This is the what has just been released on the Newcastle web-site:

Newcastle United can confirm that due to the nature of Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Club has obtained the necessary permissions in order for Chancel Mbemba to be involved in the squad to face the Bundesliga outfit.

The Club would like to thank Anderlecht for their co-operation in this matter.

The player has an appointment overseas in midweek to make his formal visa application, which the Club expect to be issued in order that he can be available for selection for the Magpies’ first game of the Barclay’s Premier League season against Southampton.

Cash turnstiles will be in operation at St. James’ Park for Saturday’s game (kick-off 3pm).

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It’s also good news for coach Steve McClaren,  who will also be hoping to have Fabricio Coloccini fit to play for the first time this pre-season.

If both Coloccini and Mbemba can get 45 minutes in tomorrow afternoon with no ill effects, they could be the starting central defense against Southampton a week on Sunday.

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