The manager of English Premier League strugglers Newcastle United said on Thursday the north-east side were making plans for the return of two key African players amid growing fears of Ebola.
Beleaguered Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admitted he was a relieved man after Papiss Cisse`s late double temporarily silenced his critics in a 2-2 draw against Hull.
Newcastle earned their first away win of the season as strikes from Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye saw off Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park.
Papiss Cisse had struck in the second minute for the Magpies, who ultimately looked toothless in attack, with Demba Ba on the verge of completing a £7 million move to Chelsea.
Sir Alex Ferguson`s side had to come from behind three times before snatching the winner right at the death against a spirited Magpies side in a Boxing Day cracker at Old Trafford.
A stoppage-time winner from Papiss Cisse saw Newcastle United take all three points in a 2-1 victory against West Brom at St James` Park.
Newcastle United`s in-form striker Papiss Cisse struck twice to lead his side to a 2-0 win at Swansea City in the Premier league on Friday that lifted them above Chelsea into fifth place.
Papiss Cisse scored with two clinical finishes as Newcastle continued their surprise push for a top-four finish on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool, who had keeper Pepe Reina sent off late on.
Substitute Papiss Cisse scored on his debut to give Newcastle United a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday and push the hosts up to fifth in the Premier League.
Newcastle United have signed Senegal striker Papiss Cisse from bottom of the table Bundesliga team Freiburg on a five-and-a half-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.
Day in Pics: 22nd November
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