AFCON Ivory Coast name Yaya Toure AFCON 2023 ambassador

Yaya Toure

Former Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure has been named AFCON 2023 ambassador alongside other ex-Elephants who represented the national team.

The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder wore the armband when Ivory Coast lifted it second Africa Cup of Nations title beating Ghana in 2015 with Herve Renard.

So far, the West-African country fails to make another great performance in the biggest tournament across the continent.

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With the country being the host of the upcoming competition, they aim to win the trophy at home and add a third title to their trophy cabinet.

In order to achive that goal, the local authorities are giving some responsibilities to their legends.

And Yay Toure is the next to be named AFCON 2023 ambassador after Didier Drogba few few weeks ago.

“I am very proud to be an ambassador for AFCON in 2024 held in my beautiful country, Ivory Coast”, Toure wrote on social media.

“I was so proud to lift the AFCON trophy in 2015 and now it is a great honour to help welcome those from around Africa and the world to my country.”


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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