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Yaya Toure retires from International football

Four time African Footballer of the year Yaya Toure has announced his retirement from International football.

Yaya Toure has been a regular member of the Ivory Coast side since making his debut in 2004.

In a statement about his future, Toure said,

“Writing this note was probably ‘the most difficult match of my life’,”

“After 14 years at the highest level, I’m sure this is the right time for me!”


A Hero’s Welcome after winning The African Cup of Nations. (Photo from Getty Images)

He went on to say, “The fact that I am 33 now, the intensity of training and the multitude of games are not the reasons why I am making this decision.”

“Thank you to the Elephants! The writing of this note is without doubt one of the most difficult of my life.”

Yaya Toure has been outstanding for his country in the 113 appearances. He took the captain’s Arm Band in 2014 after the retirement of Didier Drogba and led the Elephants to their first African Cup of nations since 1992. He has also featured at three world cups scoring 19 goals for the Les Elephants.

Toure who hasn’t featured for Manchester City since the arrival of Gaudiola will even have less time after the manager promised he won’t play him until his agent apologizes for his comments in the media.


Featured Photo: Yaya  Toure Cerebrating The African Cup of Nations Victory.( Photo From Yaya’a official facebook)

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