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Macclesfield make shock moves as two ex-Premier League players train with them

Macclesfield make shock moves as two ex-Premier League players in Papiss Cisse and Oumar Niasse reportedly train with them.

38 year old forward Papiss Cisse also has a view to a permanent deal to join the Silkmen, who sit 6th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division with 26 points from 15 games played.

Cisee is a free agent having left Ligue 2 outfit Amiens at the end of last summer, where he had been their top scorer with 12 goals, but is now thought to be living nearby 7th tier Macclesfield.

In his time with Newcastle, he netted 44 times, across five season, including a memorable strike against Chelsea in 2012.

He departed the Magpies in 2016, going on to have spells with the likes of Shandong Taishan in Chinese Super League and in Turkey with Fenerbahce, Alanyaspor and Rizespor.

He now embarks on a new chapter in his career with Macclesfield, who started in the North West Counties Premier Division back in 2020, but are hoping to get promoted to the National League North.

In a video uploaded by Sky Sports on Monday, amid the news, Cisse says: “The next step, I want to continue. I want to continue to play.

“I don’t know where and when, but honestly, in my body and how I’m training, I feel like, please continue play. I want to play when people, they seem to say, you know, I’ll more playing because you can still do it.

“But I don’t know when and where, but I’m still waiting for something. I hope soon the door going to be open.”

Pundit Robbie Savage is their director of football, while the club is also managed by Alex Bruce, with ex-Man Utd United manager Paul McGuinness his assistant.

Oumar Niasse, has also been training with Bruce’s side, and there are a number of other familiar faces in the playing squad, which you can see below…

GK -Dylan Berry (on loan from Norwich City)
GK – Max Johnstone
GK – Conor O’Keefe
DF – Lewis Fensome
DF – Sam Heathcote
DF – Brandon Lee
DF – Laurent Mendy (captain)
DF – Tre Pemberton
DF – Freddie Sass (on loan from Southport)
MF – Leon Arnasalam
MF – Alex Curran
MF – Paul Dawson
MF – Luke Murphy
MF – Jon Nolan
MF – John Rooney
FW – Kane Drummond
FW – Luke Duffy
FW – James Hardy
FW – Alex Hurst
FW – Neil Kengni

John Rooney and Alex Curran got on the scoresheet to help the Silkmen to a 2-1 victory over Whitby Town at the weekend. Highlights can be seen below.

Macclesfield’s next game is on Tuesday night, at home to 19th place Basford United.

Fans reacted with Macclesfield looking to make shock moves as two ex-Premier League players train with them…

@NASFCOfficial: Can play for us if he can get up early enough on a Sunday 💙

@Nick_wba_70: Get up @khfcofficial

@MatKlik: @RotherhamUnited are struggling for goals Papiss lad 👍

@paynaar: @HerefordFC 👀

@WilliamNufc: @NUFC BRING HIM HOME 🏡 ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️

@theElgrunn: One fit out and out striker at @TheGillsFC lowest scorers in the league. Gotta be worth a punt surely even at 38!!

@mubaz31: @OfficialShots that would be a decent signing. probably guarantee a play off spot atleast

@DarryllEaton: If he wants you to play and doesn’t need the money then get his agent to call @readingfc asap. Could probably negotiate a massive away win bonus though.

@LeeBond1991: Footballer who actually loves football for football. Rarity these days

@1967DAM: Watched him play preseason against Cheadle Town. He’s still 5 stone wet through, got a great touch but he couldn’t hit a barn door that day 😂😂😂

@Alexosb80120300: Streets won’t forget 2011/2012 Cisse

@HarryWilding_: With our injuries he can come back to Newcastle for a few months 😂

@MackenzieBagle6: This is a Tranmere signing if ive ever seen one

@JSU1993: Madness when Macc line up with Papiss Cisse and Oumar Niasse on a cold wet windy Tuesday night at Bamber Bridge

@MrDRoberts95: I’d take him till the end of the season. (Wrexham fan)

@Sully1Jon: Fancy 6 months at rotherham?

@TJamesT2003: I would take him over Cameron Jerome any day

@Nicole_MalpusXx: Lmaooooo jokers 😭 how’s he carry his legs on Atherton Colls pitch

@Joelbirmz12: David Cameron back in parliament and Papiss Cisse back in English football I Feel like I’m back in 2012 again

@CareyNicholas: Probably still Better than all 3 of our strikers 😂 ffc

@_olicaig: just fucking ga for it eh @officialcufc

@EdwardK54212196: Would take him all day long 😂 #lofc

@HtafcDream: Give him a bell 📞 @htafc

@ekvedrek11264: So he’s signing for Macclesfield? Fucking hell, all this money being spunked out just to finish behind Radcliffe Borough, Ashton United and Worksop Town?

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