Football

Yaya, Kolo Toure mourn death of brother

Ivory Coast World Cup stars Yaya and Kolo Toure were mourning the death of their brother Ibrahim on Friday.

Ibrahim, 28, was found dead in Manchester, the country’s football federation announced.

Ibrahim, who was also a footballer plying his trade with the Al Safa club in Lebanon, passed away just hours after Ivory Coast had lost 1-2 to Colombia at the World Cup in Brazil, AFP reported.

“A tough day for the Toure brothers. Just hours after the match Colombia v Cote d’Ivoire (2-1), Kolo and Yaya learned of the death of their younger brother Toure Oyala Ibrahim,” said a statement from the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

“The death of Ibrahim Toure occurred on Thursday June 19 in Manchester.”

Yaya plays for Manchester City while Kolo, who used to play for City, is on Liverpool’s books.

Source: AFP

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