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Ba hopes fans understand absence

November 9, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Demba Ba hopes that Newcastle United fans will "understand" his absence when he represents Senegal at next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Ba, 26, is set to be unavailable for Newcastle selection for around a month when Senegal take part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, which is co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and starts on January 21.

The striker has been a key performer for the Magpies since joining the club on a free transfer in the summer, scoring eight goals to ...

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