Newcastle hero Demba Ba is darts mad!

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba says he's a big darts fan. Ba says chucking tungstens with his pals at home is similar to shooting at goal.

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba says he's a big darts fan.

Ba says chucking tungstens with his pals at home is similar to shooting at goal.

He told The Sun: "It's a nice way to relax – playing with my friends when they come to visit. It's brilliant.

"My former agent introduced me to darts by saying it was a game that would be a lot of fun.

"He knew I had to concentrate on hitting three 20s or a double or a treble – as this is a target you must achieve. Your mind is focused on accuracy.

"And it's the same in football, where I must strike the ball just to the right or left of a post. You must also be accurate to score a goal so darts is a great way of learning how to concentrate on a target."

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