Yaya Touré : The Blessed Elephant

He captained the 2015 Ivorian team that clinched the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Equatorial Guinea.

Yaya Touré will not be easily forgotten in the history of Ivorian football in particular and that of Africa in general. If not for any other thing, this will be thanks to the role he played in Côte d’Ivoire’s victory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations played in Equatorial Guinea. He captained the team which moved with their heads high from the group stage of that edition of AFCON to the final. As midfielder, he constructed this compartment being a proficient game director. As captain, his capability to keep calm, bring the team together and urge them to fight harder as elephants was commendable. 
The retired Ivorian player had that aura in him which pushed his team mates to be steadfast. This could be seen as the team fought and held the Black Stars of Ghana down at the final till the end of 120 minutes. The match ended on a goalless draw but Yaya Touré and his team mates did not give u...



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