My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Ivory Coast teammates rally around Man City defender Toure

Ivory Coast players are rallying around Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.

Toure faces a lengthy ban after failing a drugs test.

Kolo's Ivory Coast team-mate Emerse Fae rallied behind the central defender, insisting he is a clean-living home lad.

The Nice midfielder, who spent a season in the Premier League with Reading, said he would bet his life that Toure is innocent and believes he is the victim of a mistake.

Fae said: "This does not seem like Kolo at all. He is a very home-loving guy, who leads a healthy life.

"I would be prepared to bet my life that he is innocent in this matter.

"When he plays for the Ivory Coast he is like a big brother to the rest of us. I am convinced that the result of the B-sample will clear his name."

 Click here for the No1 coverage of all the gossip and transfer news around Manchester City.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?