Footballers at crown court

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A CHAMPIONSHIP footballer has appeared in court charged with affray.

Kazenga Lua Lua appeared before Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.

The 21-year-old Brighton and Hove Albion man was joined in the dock by Newcastle United reserve player, Andy Mogwo and a third man, Kevin Ashong.

The defendants are each accused of affray on June 27, last year, after an incident outside the Riverside nightclub on Newcastle’s Quayside.

Lua Lua, of Sunleigh Court, Brighton, Mogwo, 19, of Redland Avenue, Newcastle, and Ashong, 20, of Seething Wells, Surbiton, pleaded not guilty.

They were bailed until the trial in November.