At 38-years-old, Lomana LuaLua is still playing football. And the former Newcastle United man has got himself a new club.
The winger has joined Non-League side Peterborough Sports, who play in the Bet Victor Southern Premier Central league. That’s according to manager Jimmy Dean, who broke the news on Twitter.
Dean wrote: “He’s [LuaLua] recently moved to P’boro and after training with us and waiting for several international clearances he’s been give the all clear to play.”
He’s recently moved to P’boro & after training with us & waiting for several international clearances he’s been given the all clear to play
— Jimmy Dean (@Jimmy_Dean666) November 13, 2019
What a signing for Peterborough Sports. LuaLua joined Newcastle in 2000, spending four years with the Magpies. In February 2004, he joined Portsmouth on loan, but Newcastle made a grave mistake.
There was no clause that said LuaLua couldn’t play against his parent club, which came back to bite Sir Bobby Robson’s side. The Congo international scored an 89th minute equaliser against Newcastle in March 2004, lifting Pompey out of the relegation zone in the process.
Newcastle would end the season in fifth, narrowly missing out on Champions League football. Since then, loan players can no longer appear against their parent club.
Since leaving the North East in 2004, LuaLua has been here there and everywhere, playing for 15 different clubs during his career. He’s been to Greece and Qatar, as well as returning to England for a spell with Blackpool. Before this move, he was playing football in Northern Cyprus.
I hope the Peterborough Sports supporters are ready to see some back flips. Hopefully LuaLua can still do them as he closes in on 40…