Toure Skips Ivory Coast Return For ‘Family Reasons’

  Manchester City Midfielder, Yaya Toure, said on Thursday he won’t play for the Ivory Coast during the international break due to “family reasons”. Advertisement … Continue reading Toure Skips Ivory Coast Return For ‘Family Reasons’


Yaya Toure Makes U-turn, Returns To International Duty
Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure warms up ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Manchester City and Napoli at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 17, 2017. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Yaya Toure Makes U-turn, Returns To International Duty
FILE PHOTO Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure.          Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Manchester City Midfielder, Yaya Toure, said on Thursday he won’t play for the Ivory Coast during the international break due to “family reasons”.

The 34-year-old will miss Friday’s friendly with Togo and the game against Moldova on Monday in France despite having come out of international retirement last December.

“Sadly, I will not be able to take part in Ivory Coast’s matches during the international week. My family needs me at this moment and I hope the fans will understand,” Toure wrote on Twitter.

“I wish the team the best,” added the 100-times capped star.

On Tuesday, the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) said it had “no news” of the whereabouts of four-time African Player of the Year Toure, who did not turn up for training.

The Ivory Coast failed to qualify for the World Cup.

AFP