Ex-Newcastle United striker returns from seven-year Turkey stint to play non-league football

Former Newcastle United forward Lomana Tresor Lua-Lua has ended a seven-year stint in Turkey to sign for non-league side Peterborough Sports.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 6:11 pm

The 38-year-old DR Congo international has opened up a new chapter in his career – which started at Colchester, went to Portsmouth via Tyneside, then on to Cyprus, Turkey, Greece and Qatar – with the Southern Premier Central side.

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Lua-Lua was at St James’s Park for four years between 2000-2004 playing in the Champions League for United under Bobby Robson.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Olivier Bernard (Centre) and Lua Lua (R) of Newcastle United in training on February 17, 2003, during Newcastle United's Champions League training for their forthcoming match between Bayer Leverkusen and Newcastle United in the Second Phase, Group A match at the Bay Arena in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo By Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)