Shock Defeat Could Benefit Newcastle!

Last updated : 23 January 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor

Senegal’s opening-day defeat at the African Cup of Nations cause a big shock.

The Lions of Teranga’s surprise 2-1 defeat to Zambia increased the chances of an early return for the Newcastle pair, but ought to have been avoided after a brilliant link-up between them.

Senegal’s 4-3-3 formation had no place for Cissé, but the 67th-minute substitute’s good piece of skill allowed him to play the ball from which Ba hit the woodwork.

And Cheick Tiote played 80 minutes of Ivory Coast’s 1-0 win over Sudan.