Newcastle United interest in the African Cup of Nations kicks off today with Papiss Cisse and Senegal playing their first group match with Ghana.

The match kicks off at 4pm (UK time) this afternoon and you can watch the game live on British Eurosport.

papiss cisseIn advance of today’s contest, the Newcastle striker has been identified as the biggest threat to Ghana.

Cisse has 16 goals for his country in 31 starts and Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah has talked about the Newcastle forward’s threat ahead of the game.


“The Senegalese team is not a one man team but they have quality players like Papiss Cisse who is doing well for his club.

“Cisse is doing very well and I personally respect him a lot because of what he’s done for his club and country.”

Ghana could be without their top striker as former Sunderland forward Asamoah Gyan is recovering from a mild bout of malaria.

Cisse’s club teammate Cheick Tiote kicks off his African Cup of Nations campaign tomorrow when Ivory Coast play Guinea, also at 4pm and televised live by British Eurosport, to see a full list of Cisse and Tiote’s matches go HERE.

If you have Virgin cable TV then British Eurosport is Channel 521 or 522 in HD, on SKY it is Channels 410 and 412.

  • Maximus Moose

    im hoping they get knocked out, Shame on me. But we need Pappise back Asap

  • wor monga

    Who cares what they do or don’t do…his ability is needed
    here…he is our player, and he has exactly what we need right now…the AOC is
    only a sideshow where real football competition is concerned…and it should only
    occur every 4 years maximum.

  • Shaker_Shakrah

    Perez is a good striker but sorry not now not first tram player this season , our team NEED MORE 
    I want a striker or a beast like Swansea’s Bony 
    A striker who does everything and score anytime by his own
    for me both Perez ( right now ) & Cisse not up to it
    16 bad shot against Southampton with a lucky single goal
    Where is our #9 Shearer type of Striker ?????????

    Really sick of this club . . .

  • Mal44

    I think Perez has proved that he is good enough to play in the PL but the problem is he is not being played in his proper position. You’re right that we need somebody like Bony but what if Perez was playing just behind him – I think he would be brilliant.

  • SimonM68

    Shaker_Shakrah I don’t agree. I suspect we’ll never find out, because Cisse will be away, but I think in Perez we may have ironically found someone who could play alongside Cisse effectively. It never worked with Ba but Perez would do the running and Papiss the mooching….  Our Shearer replacement is fifteen years ago and £35m away!

  • vbhgft

    Maximus Moose That’s the only decent comment you’ve made in about 2000 of them, Moose.

  • Maximus Moose

    vbhgft Maximus Moose its 1 more than You then