Yaya Toure, like his sibling Kolo, might also bring the curtain down on his International career soon.
He did not get picked for the AFCON qualifying game versus Sierra Leone as he had made himself unavailable for the fixture.
He is contemplating the best way forward for him in the twilight of his career and it’s believed that a big announcement is just on the cards.
Yaya was in charge of the Ivory Coast side when they ended the 23-year drought and achieved the African glory earlier his year.
His workload has been immense in the recent years as he has been a regular for both his club and national squad and now that he is getting older, it might have become quite tough for him to soak all the physical stress.
The weariness had a bit of an effect on his game the previous season as he had looked jaded playing for City in the Premier League.
So, that could be the thing which might be prompting him to leave the international scene.
The new Elephants’ boss Michel Dussuyer has, however, longed for Yaya to continue.
He was quoted telling the press the other day, “Yaya’s currently reflecting on Ivory Coast future. Hopefully, he decides to play for a bit more time.”
Yaya had made his debut in the international Football in 2004 and is the 4th most capped Ivory Coast player at the moment.
Didier Zokora is topping that list of players with the most number of games for Ivory Coast. He has 123 to his name, while, the second is Kolo Toure (who retired just after AFCON 2015) trailing by 5.
Didier Drogba stands third with 104, while, Yaya is not too far behind him having played 100 already.