Muslims and football pt 2….
And I reckon this lot could win the Premier League (some of them will anyway, probably, seeing as they’re Man City players!)
(And for clarity, I am NOT a Man City supporter – but any team which beats the other half of Manchester is OK by me!)-
Goalkeeper – Ali Al-Habsi (Wigan)
Defender – Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
Defender – Younes Kaboul (Tottenham)
Defender – Kolo Toure (Man City)
Defender/Midfielder (cos I’m struggling for another true defender!) – Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion)
Midfielder – Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle)
Midfielder – Yaya Toure (Man City)
Midfielder – Marouane Fellaini (Everton)
Midfielder – Samir Nasri (Man City)
Attacker – Demba Ba (Newcastle)
Attacker – Pappis Cisse (Newcastle)
(It’s a new-fangled 3-5-2 formation that can revert to 4–4-2. At a stretch. Ahem!)
Abdoulaye Faye – (Stoke City)
Cheick Tioté – (Newcastle Utd)
Salomon Kalou – (Chelsea)
Edin Dzeko – (Man City)
Adel Taarabt - (QPR)
Mohammed Diame – (Wigan)
Left at home: Marouanne Chamakh (Arsenal); Abou Diaby (Arsenal); Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn).
And Robin van Persie would have walked straight into the side
but nobody can confirm with any certainty that he has converted to Islam. But his wife is Muslim.