Legends: Returning Yaya Toure misses training and Demba Ba eyes Senegal return
Just a few hours after the announcement of Yaya Toure’s return to the ailing Elephants’ national team, the midfielder did not show up for training in France ahead of the Togo and Moldova friendlies. The football motherbody in Ivory Coast (FIF) confirmed that they were in the dark over Toure’s whereabouts. The four-time African player of the year recently came out of retirement on the backdrop of falling out of favor at Manchester City to join an Ivory Coast team who missed on going to world cup finals in Russia 2018 and failed to reach the knockout stages of last year’s AFCON finals in Gabon.
Meanwhile, the Turkish based striker, Demba Ba has revealed his hope in receiving a call to join the Senegalese camp for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 32-year-old has been in fine form, scoring 5 times in 7 matches for Goztepe and believes his experience can be an asset for the Lions of Teranga in June. The former Newcastle and Chelsea striker last played an international match in 2015.