Newcastle gaffer welcomes back African players

Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is jumping with joy at the return of several of his key players from African Cup of Nations duty and is confident that positive results will now flow for the Magpies. The likes of Abdoulaye Faye, Habib Beye, Geremi and Obafemi Martins have returned to St. James’ Park and Keegan can now reassemble the jigsaw.

Kevin Keegan says:

I am delighted to have Abdoulaye back. I have been very impressed with both him and Habib Beye.

They both played a part in Senegal’s tournament and now have a role to play here.

As far as Abdoulaye is concerned, he is a very good professional and he has done a very good job here.

He is a big lad and we certainly need some height in the team at the moment, but it is not only his height, he has great experience as well.

Can these returning African players stop the rot and improve Newcastle’s season? Keegan certainly thinks so and maybe they can.

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