Yaya on Elephants future

LONDON. — Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says he will decide about his international future with the Cote d’Ivoire this week.

Toure captained his country to a first African Cup of Nations triumph since 1992 in Equatorial Guinea this year.

And the 31-year-old midfielder suggested he may now follow brother Kolo into international retirement .

“I think now my target is done,” Toure told BBC’s Sportsworld programme. “I want to wait a couple of days for what I will decide for my future.” Toure was speaking in Cote d’Ivoire’s largest port city Abidjan, where the African champions have just played two celebratory friendly matches – a 2-0 win over Uganda and a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea.

The games were designed to honour the team’s achievement in winning the Nations Cup and also allow defender Kolo Toure and goalkeeper Boubacar Barry to say their final farewells following their retirement from internationals.

And it may be that Toure, who has just collected the Golden Lion award for Africa’s best player for the fourth year running, will be the latest to call time on his Cote d’Ivoire career. — BBC Sport.

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