NEWS: One Of The African Football Legend Yaya Toure Retires From International Football

Date: 21-09-2016 3:18 am (4 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Manchester City midfielder — capped 113 times — said it had been an incredibly difficult decision.

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

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

Toure, part of the golden generation of Ivory Coast players such as Didier Drogba, his brother Kolo Toure and Gervinho, said for all his success at club level, including a Champions League with Barcelona in 2009, it was finally winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 — their first since 1992 — that remained his most precious memory.

Toure, who made his Ivory Coast debut in 2004, captained the victorious ‘Elephants’ side having replaced Drogba as skipper when the latter finally called it a day at international level after the 2014 World Cup.

“I would like to say solemnly that I am stopping!!!” said Toure.

“It’s true that I had several titles at clubs, national cups, league trophies.

“I played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France and in Spain where I was able to win the prestigious Champions League with Barca in 2009 and also in England, where I continue to play.

“With the Elephants, it was even more special. I learned to win for my country. That’s why I will always retain the pride in having achieved four African Golden Balls for the Ivory Coast.”


Posted: at 21-09-2016 03:18 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- xsucces at 21-09-2016 03:20 AM (4 years ago)
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Wow! 33 u dey retire....... na wa oo
Posted: at 21-09-2016 03:20 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- diutopep at 21-09-2016 04:58 AM (4 years ago)
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Toure u hv written your name on gold! So quitting now it's not a bad idea! Congratulations!
Posted: at 21-09-2016 04:58 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lilycedar2 at 21-09-2016 05:41 AM (4 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 21-09-2016 05:41 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- GermoDon at 21-09-2016 06:57 AM (4 years ago)
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gud one
Posted: at 21-09-2016 06:57 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- EDDYPRINCE at 21-09-2016 07:34 AM (4 years ago)
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U ve done well.
Posted: at 21-09-2016 07:34 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Freddie333 at 21-09-2016 08:03 AM (4 years ago)
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You try
Posted: at 21-09-2016 08:03 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tweetynene at 21-09-2016 08:05 AM (4 years ago)
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Seen
Posted: at 21-09-2016 08:05 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- senatordee01 at 21-09-2016 08:22 AM (4 years ago)
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nice one bro, it us a privilege to give room for upcoming footballer also. nice decision
Posted: at 21-09-2016 08:22 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 21-09-2016 08:56 AM (4 years ago)
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Good for u
Posted: at 21-09-2016 08:56 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- odegbalegu at 21-09-2016 09:22 AM (4 years ago)
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you came, you saw, and you conquered. bravo! u've set a record for your young compatriots.
Posted: at 21-09-2016 09:22 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 21-09-2016 09:40 AM (4 years ago)
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nice one boy, so u can get time to spend that money
Posted: at 21-09-2016 09:40 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- AmazingMarie at 21-09-2016 10:29 AM (4 years ago)
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retiring when the ovation for him is still loudest
Posted: at 21-09-2016 10:29 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- AmazingMarie at 21-09-2016 10:34 AM (4 years ago)
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happy retirement go enjoy your family and balari. some will stay there till they start to boo them and shame them for non performance
Posted: at 21-09-2016 10:34 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- emytex74 at 21-09-2016 10:51 AM (4 years ago)
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Good one yaya
Posted: at 21-09-2016 10:51 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ruthie at 21-09-2016 12:31 PM (4 years ago)
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OK O...
Posted: at 21-09-2016 12:31 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- kayveetee at 21-09-2016 12:39 PM (4 years ago)
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I logged in, I read & I commented... gistmanians, he said he's retiring 4rm international football not club football. With una dick head like that of dickieponga.
Posted: at 21-09-2016 12:39 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 21-09-2016 01:11 PM (4 years ago)
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
Posted: at 21-09-2016 01:11 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- sandler at 21-09-2016 02:24 PM (4 years ago)
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WASTED GENERATION
Posted: at 21-09-2016 02:24 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- CHRISETTE at 21-09-2016 08:12 PM (4 years ago)
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Finally,him try
Posted: at 21-09-2016 08:12 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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