Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya's Yet to Pack His Trunk to Join the Elephants

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya's Yet to Pack His Trunk to Join the Elephants

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YAYA Toure has not yet reported for international duty with the Ivory Coast.

The City midfielder recently announced his decision to come out of retirement with the Elephants, having not played since leading them to 2015 African Cup of Nations glory.

But despite being recalled for friendlies with Togo and Moldova in the upcoming week, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) confirmed yesterday that he had not turned up.

A statement read: "If all the other players from Europe are present in Beauvais [France, where the squad are training], that is not the case with Yaya Toure.

"The Ivory Coast coaching staff is without news of the Elephants' winning captain of the 2015 African Nations Cup."

A top FIF official had only spoken days ago about the boost veteran midfielder Toure would provide for the team, and added that the player had given his commitment to be in France. …

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