Barry, Toure set for final parade

BarryGoalkeeper Boubacar Barry and defender Kolo Toure will mark the end of their Ivory Coast careers in this week’s friendly matches.

Both players retired from international duty after helping the Elephants win the Africa Cup of Nations this year.

But they are in the squad to face Angola in Abidjan today and away to Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

It means Barry and Toure can say farewell in front of their own fans at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium.

Barry was the star of the penalty shootout victory in last month’s Nations Cup final and Toure also had a fine game in central defence.

The pair were given honorary places in a 28-man selection that includes all of the winners squad from the tournament as Ivory Coast uses the games to celebrate its success.

That means Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony and Roma star Gervinho will also travel for the friendlies.

— BBC

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