Mbemba injury concern for Magpies

Tunisia football team

Tunisia football team

Badri broke Congolese hearts nearly immediately from the restart when Tunisia wrestled possession back from their hopes and Ben Youssef played in the ES Tunis wideman with a delightful dink, leaving the 26-year-old to slam home an emphatic equaliser.

The defender - who was captaining his country - was withdrawn from the match against Tunisia on Tuesday just before the hour mark, and reports citing the national team doctor suggest Mbemba could be facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines. The severity of the injury is not known yet, but we all hope he was taken off for precautionary reasons.

It has been claimed that the DR Congo representative suffered a hamstring problem during the 2-2 draw with Tunisia, which will leave the 23-year-old out of contention for at least four weeks. It is also worth noting that Mbemba scored a nice goal for them to take the 1-0 lead in the 9th minute. Mbemba has been an important piece to our line up, filling in for injuries that have already occurred to Lejeune and Dummett.

A goal that many Newcastle fans will not care about as the health of Chancel is what is most important. Get well soon Chancel!

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