Newcastle striking duo set to feature in this summer’s Olympics….Stuart Pearce’s Team GB Olympic football side should face Newcastle strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba in their opening game against Senegal.
Senegal Football President Augustien Senghor has insisted the duo will be selected in the African nation’s squad for the tournament.
Following today’s draw for the group stages of the Olympics, Senegal Football President Augustien Senghor believes Newcastle duo Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse could well feature in their country’s plans for this summer’s tournament.
“They are patriotic guys and if the nation needs them, they will come,” said Senghor.
Ba and Cisse have been two of the league’s best signings this season, and arguably the reason why the Magpies currently sit fourth in the Premier League, ahead of Chelsea and Tottehnam.
Cisse has scored 11 goals in ten games since signing from SC Freiburg in January, while his strike partner Ba has 16 goals following his free transfer from West Ham last summer.
“We need top scorers like Papiss Cisse,” Senghor added. “When we have these kind of players it would be a mistake to leave them at home.”
“For the fans of the first match, it will be a good thing if they play against Team GB. It will create a focus for a lot of people around this match.”
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