Found January 16, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
PLAYERS: Kolo Toure
Ivorian star Kolo Toure tips Ghana to win 2013 AFCON Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure believes Ghana are the favourites to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars aim at winning the tournament in South Africa for the first time in 31-years. Ghana is however without big name players such as Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah and Andre Ayew for various reasons. The team is nonetheless being touted as one of the favourites to win the competition that kicks off on Saturday. And Toure whose side are the overwhelming favourites to end their own trophy drought that spans over two decades say Ghana is rather the team to beat. “No (responding to whether indeed the Ivory Coast are favourites) everybody is always saying that but I think Ghana is the one,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM. “Because they are playing well and they have a great team and in the last World Cup they were the best Africa team. “Egypt didn’t have a lot of big players but they won it three times. You do...

European clubs send most players to African Cup

European Club Association research says more than half the players at the 16-nation African Cup of Nations come from teams in Europe. The ECA says Ivory Coast has the most Europe-based players with 21 of the 23-man squad, including brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure from Manchester City. Didier Drogba plays in China. Ethiopia has the most home-based players with 20 from domestic teams...
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