Yaya Toure names his ultimate XI as two African included

Africa Focus By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/01/2019

Yaya Toure has named his ultimate eleven from players he played with at Manchester City, Barcelona and with the Ivory Coast as two African included.

The 35-year-old four-time African Footballer of the Year was a special guest on Monday Night Football as he watched Cityzen close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points courtesy of Gabriel Jesus brace and own goal from Conor Coady in a 3-0 win over Wolves at the Etihad Stadium.

Toure won 14 major trophies during his time in England and Spain made some surprises omissions from his team the likes of David Silva, Kyle Walker, Xavi, Gerard Pique, Dani Alves and Samir Nasri, while also having some shock inclusions, as he revealed an attacking 3-1-4-2 formation that featured six strikers.

Former Monaco midfielder Toure named current Manchester City keeper Ederson as his man in between the sticks ahead of former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes but in the three-man defence the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winner chooses Rafael Marquez ahead of Gerard Pique to partner Vincent Kompany and Carlos Puyol in the three-man defence.

Toure naming only one midfielder which is Andres Iniesta in front of the backline but the Ivorian include Barcelona legendary Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Thierry Henry all given the nod as round off the team he went with a strike force of two African Didier Drogba to partner Samuel Eto'o.

Toure made 535 appearances for Barcelona, Manchester City and Ivory Coast after a spell with Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk and Olympiacos twice.