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Toure, Ivory Coast Confirm AFCON Participation

  • Guardian, Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:35 PM

Manchester City will increase its efforts to extend Frank Lampard’s loan from New York City FC after center midfielder Yaya Toure confirmed his participation at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.  The Ivory Coast secured its qualification for the tournament on Wednesday with a draw against Cameroon. The 2015 tournament, which will now be held in Equatorial Guinea, starts on January 17 and runs until Feb. 8. The Guardian notes that the player would be required to join up with the squad before the event, meaning that City coach Manuel Pellegrini faces being without Toure for more than a month.

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