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 By Chris Wright

Yaya Toure signs for French side Caen - but it's not Man City's midfielder

Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure, the famous one, has yet to decide his future.

It looked for all the world like SC Caen had moved quickly to pull off one of the biggest transfer coups in recent memory when they announced that Yaya Toure had agreed a deal to join the mid-table Ligue 1 outfit.

Indeed, more than a few quizzical eyebrows were raised when the French team proudly announced their new acquisition on Thursday evening.

However, it quickly became apparent that Caen's pulling power wasn't quite as impressive as first thought when they posted a photo of their new recruit...

Didier Drogba Foundation to be investigated by Charity Commission

Didier Drogba's time with the Ivory Coast is in danger of being defined as wasted potential.
The Didier Drogba Foundation is being investigated by the Charity Commission.

The Didier Drogba Foundation is to be investigated by the Charity Commission over "serious regulatory concerns," but the former Chelsea striker and Ivory Coast international vehemently denies any wrongdoing and has vowed to take legal action over a report by the Daily Mail which sparked the probe.

The investigation follows the release of the Mail story which alleged that Drogba's foundation misused charitable donations intended to fund development projects in his home country of Ivory...

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Nigeria lose to Egypt, fail to qualify for 2017 African Nations Cup

Mohamed Saleh and Egypt have eliminated Stanley Amuzie and Nigeria from next year's African Nations Cup.

Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.

Ramadan Sobhy took advantage of a missed clearance to put Egypt atop qualifying Group G at Borg El-Arab Stadium, where a longstanding ban on fans attending games in large numbers in Egypt was temporarily lifted.

Nigeria faced a must-win game after Chad withdrew from their group earlier this week. Under CAF's rules, all of Chad's previous results are thrown out, leaving Nigeria with just two points...

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Mohamed Salah salvages late draw for Egypt at Nigeria in ANC qualifying

Mohamed Salah scored in stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Egypt at Nigeria in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier on Friday.

Oghenekaro Etebo had provided Nigeria with the lead on 95 minutes, though Odion Ighalo missed chances to double their advantage.

And Egypt made them pay late on when Etebo played Salah onside to score in the final moments.

Egypt lead Group G by two points midway through the campaign, with Nigeria's chances starting to dim after they already failed to win at Tanzania...

Man City's Yaya Toure withdraws from Ivory Coast squad with heel injury

ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein gives his take on Manchester City's struggles and the work ahead for Pep Guardiola.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Mark Donaldson discuss the summer overhaul at Man City under incoming manager Pep Guardiola.
The ESPN FC boys aren't convinced the Pep Guardiola factor alone is enough to attract the best players to Manchester City.

Manchester City have suffered another injury setback with Yaya Toure pulling out of the Ivory Coast's game with Sudan on Friday.

Ivorian Football Federation officials told the Ivorian Press Agency (AIP) that the 32-year-old had a suffered a recurrence of a heel injury in City's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

Toure picked up the injury in the Capital One Cup final victory over Liverpool on Feb. 28 and it forced him out of the Premier League game against the same side three days later.