Yaya Toure is among Africa’s greatest ever players – Asamoah Gyan – Citi Sports Online
Ghana’s all-time Top Scorer Asamoah Gyan has labelled ex-Manchester City midfielder as one of the best African players during his playing days in the English Premier league.
The Ivorian international spent eight successful seasons in England’s top flight league with Manchester City where he played over 230 games in the Premier League, scoring 59 goals and assisting 35.
The 39-year-old won 3 premier league titles, 2 FA Cup titles, 2 League Cup titles and the Community Shield in 2012.
According to Ghana’s former Captain, the 2015 AFCON Champion mastered his craft during his playing days with the Citizens.
“Yaya Toure is one of the best African players I played with during my time in the premier league.”
“Toure was an offensive player, I rated him as a defensive player when he was playing for Barcelona.”
“In the premier league, he evolved, he took Manchester City upon himself, delivering week in, week out.”
“He became a household name with Manchester City and for me I believe he is one of the best I have played with.”
Touré represented the Ivory Coast at six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015; ending as runners-up in the 2006 and 2012 editions, and winners in 2015.
He was named in the CAF’s team of the tournament in 2008, 2012 and 2015.