Because of a painful knee, Yaya Toure will push his reunion with the Elephants, who will face Hungary in Budapest on May 20. Aurier and Gervinho will be absent, while Michel Dussuyer called new players.
The return of Yaya Toure selection is again delayed.The midfielder of Manchester City, who decided to play again for his country against Sudan (1-0, 1-1) in qualifying for the CAN 2017, 25 and 29 March had finally withdrew because of a ankle injury.
This time, the Citizen preferred not because of persistent pain in the knee that had disabled when League return match of Champions against Real Madrid (0-1, 3 May) and then Arsenal in the league (2-2, 8 May), where the Ivorian had played only eleven minutes.
Yaya Toure has not worn the orange jersey since a friendly against Equatorial Guinea 29 March 2015 in Abidjan (1-1) and he should return during the game against Gabon on June 4 in Bouaké.
Those who will be absent in Budapest
For this trip to Budapest, where the African champions will face a team qualified for Euro 2016, Dussuyer will be deprived of several executives. Gervinho will be remembered by his club in China (Hebei), Serge Aurier (Paris-SG) and Franck Dja Djedje (Marseille) will play the final of the Coupe de France on May 21, Ousmane Vieira (Rizespor, Turkey), Sayouba Mande (Stabaek , Norway) or Bi Cyriac Gohi (Ostend, Belgium) will also be absent. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) and Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) will be for their journey.
According to several sources, the list of players selected by Dussuyer and that will be communicated Thursday will include several new features. Dijon defender Abdoulaye Bamba (26), promoted to Ligue 1, and striker Jonathan Kodjia (26) be included. The Ivorians will meet on Monday 16 May for a short internship at Paris before flying to Budapest on 18. Michel Dussuyer communicate in the wake list for the match against Gabon in Bouaké on 4 June. Elephants have played more in this city symbol since June 3, 2007 to face Madagascar (5-0) in qualifying for the CAN 2008. And that day, Yaya Toure scored the third goal for his team …