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Yaya Toure can still play key role – Kolo Toure

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Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure can still play a key role for Manchester City this season, according to his elder brother Kolo Toure.

The younger Toure has yet to get off the bench for the Citizens in their Premier League campaign, with coach Pep Guardiola opting for Fernandinho to play in defensive midfield.

The 34-year-old former Elephants captain is now considered a squad player more than a first-team regular, but Kolo reckons he still has great value to offer.

« Yaya is a top player. For me, he has always been one of the best midfielders in the world, » Kolo said at Soccerex.

« When he was playing in Ukraine not many people were listening to me because he was in another country but I’m not surprised about his career and what he is still doing at his age.

« I think he can still play a really key role in this Man City team because his passing is one of the best in the world, he can break lines and start action from the back.

« Of course, to run is more difficult with age but if there is a runner that can fight for the ball and give him the ball then Yaya can just be the maestro from the back. »

Toure will hope to feature for Man City when they host Liverpool in an eagerly-anticipated Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.

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World Cup 2018: Appiah unveils the reasons for Ghana’s failure!

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Present at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in 2014 in Brazil, Ghana will stay home for the 2018 event in Russia. The Blacks Stars failed to qualify. A counter-performance that the coach explained the reasons in an interview with Happy FM.

Ghana was no better than third place in Group E in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The Blacks Stars (7 points) stayed behind Uganda (9 points) and Egypt ( 13 points).

Ghana’s national team coach Kwesi Appiah said they had a plan to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they were unhappy in their attempts. The manager of the Black Stars revealed the reasons why they failed to reach the world and at the same time praised the Egyptian national team. He also pointed out that North Africans had a well-executed plan for their qualifying campaign that included a lot of money from investors.

Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after finishing top of Group E with 13 points while Ghana finished in third place with seven points.

« It’s a pity we were not qualified for the World Cup. Every Ghanaian is disappointed not to have been qualified, « Appiah told Happy FM.

« If we get together and get to where the blame is, we will automatically go forward. He continues.

« Egypt, for example, had a plan, they had many investors who were putting money they had voluntarily to qualify for the World Cup. « Says the Ghanaian.

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Top African scorers in the history of the C1: Aubameyang equals Adebayor!

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The captain of the Panthers of Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does not end to panic the counters under the jersey of Borussia Dortmund!

Indeed, scorer on Tuesday night against Tottenham (defeat of Dortmund 2-1) during the fifth and penultimate day of the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, the ‘serial-scorer’ Gabon joined the iconic captain of the Epervier of Togo Emmanuel Adebayor ranked fifth among the best African scorers in the history of the C1 with an impressive total of 13 goals in just four contests.

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It should be remembered that Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o Jr., Africa’s worthy ambassadors across the Old Continent, are by far the two best African scorers in the history of the Cup with big ears.

The Elephant has a good lead with 44 goals scored, against 33 scored by the Indomitable Lion, while Basel’s star striker Seydou Doumbia completes the podium with 17 goals on the clock.

Here are the top African scorers in the history of the UEFA Champions League (preliminary rounds included): (22/11/2017)

44: Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)

33: Samuel Eto’o Jr. (Cameroon – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​Internazionale, Chelsea)

19: Seydou Doumbia (Ivory Coast – CSKA Moskva, FC Basel, Sporting Lisbon)

14: George Weah (Liberia – Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan)

13: Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo- Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid)

13: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon -Borussia Dortmund)

12: Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon-Porto, Besiktas)

11: Rabah Madjer (Algeria-Porto)

11: Michael Essien (Ghana- Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan)

11: Mohamed Salah (Egypt – FC Basel, AS Roma, Liverpool)

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FIFA: Africa has a new king!

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FIFA has released today its usual ranking of football nations affiliated to it. If the head at the world level has not changed, the African ranking has been turned upside down. Senegal is back in force and occupies first place ahead of Tunisia.

With a very good end of the year with a qualification to the Russian world, Senegal and the winners of the dams in the Europe zone progress in the hierarchy.
The Téranga Lions are taking advantage of their first World Cup qualification since 2002 to reach the 23rd rank, the highest ranking in their history. Senegal is now the highest-ranked African nation, having doubled two other CAF qualifiers for Russia 2018: The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia win a place and the 27th world nation, 2nd in Africa while Egypt loses a place despite his qualification. The Pharaohs are now 31 st and 3 rd on the African level. We must also note the progress of Burkina Faso, which gains 11th place 44th

The top five in the world ranking – Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium – will be in attendance, and they all keep their place in the October edition. They will however have to pay attention to Spain, which now occupies the sixth place after having overtaken France and Poland.

The African Top 10
1- Senegal

2- Tunisia

3- Egypt

4- DR Congo

5- Morocco

6- Burkina Faso

7- Cameroon

8- Nigeria

9- Ghana

10- Ivory Coast

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