There is news coming through that Seydou Doumbia has had a disagreement with the Ivory Coast head coach Michel Dussuyer during the International break and seems to have walked out on the team.
Doumbia did not play against Sudan in Tuesday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier which ended in a 1-1 draw, and did not even travel for the game.
Seydou Doumbia – in Newcastle colors
The striker is on loan at Newcastle from AS Roma until the end of the season, but wasn’t even on the bench in the last game at home to Sunderland.
He has so far made 3 substitute appearances for Newcastle, but it seems unlikely he will fit into Rafa Benitez’ plans for the rest of the season at Newcastle, with all our permanent strikers now being fit for the first time this season.
In the first game of the International break on Friday night against Sudan at home, Seydou was an unused substitute in Ivory Coast’s 1-0 win over Sudan in Abidjan but then had the flaming row with the head coach and disappeared.
He should be back training with Newcastle today, although his whereabouts were unknown on Tuesday night.
Seydou is said to have disagreed with the team selection of coach Michel Dussuyer during some heated exchanges.