Cisse Wants to Focus on Football as He Prepares to Wear Wonga Kits.

Papiss Cisse Returns For Newcastle.
Papiss Cisse Returns For Newcastle.

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse says he wants to “concentrate 100% on football” as he prepares to make his pre-season appearance tonight since resolving his dispute over wearing a shirt bearing the logo of new sponsors Wonga (a payday loan company).

Cisse, a Muslim pulled out of Newcastle’s pre-season tour after telling the club he was not prepared to promote the money-lending company.

He was later criticised after picture emerged of him visiting a Tyne side Aspers Casino in November.

This Picture Later Emerged Showing the Senegalese at a Casino.
This Picture Later Emerged Showing the Senegalese at a Casino.

His agents immediately denied that the Senegalese was not a gambler, but a Muslim councilor said Cisse would be letting Muslims down just by visiting a casino.

But Cisse now feels is time to move on. He told the Newcastle’s official website: “I have had some useful discussions with my club, my family and Islamic teachers in the last few weeks. After a huge amount of thought and reflection, I have made the decision to follow my teammates and wear the kit.”

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