Toure Hits Out At POTY Snub

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Toure has gotten comfortable been named the CAF POTY, and has reacted angrily after losing out to Aubameyang.

Yaya Toure led Ivory Coast to African glory early last year, since they last won the tournament in 1992.

And after missing out on the individual award, voted by coaches and technical directors, Toure has hit out at the decision makers claiming “even FIFA” will not make such a decision.

“I’m very, very disappointed,” he told Afrique Foot. “It’s sad to see Africa react this way, that they don’t think African achievements are important.

“I think this is what brings shame to Africa, because to act in that way is indecent. But what can we do about it? Us Africans, we don’t show that Africa is important in our eyes. We favour more what’s abroad than our own continent. That is pathetic.

“Even Fifa, with all its history of corruption, wouldn’t do this.”

Toure is no stranger to courting controversy in the press and it appears more on the way after he vowed to “tell the truth” when questions come his way.

“Yaya will take care of Yaya and let Africa take care of itself,” he added. “As I’ve been told many times, you can’t take care of Africa too much because Africa will be the first to let you down.

“When I return to Europe, a lot of questions will be asked. I think I’m going to have to answer them. As I’m someone who’s honest, I will always tell the truth.”



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