Banned defender back in Manchester City training

Kolo Toure has resumed training with the rest of his Manchester City teammates ahead of their opening league fixture tonight.

The Ivorian international was handed a six-month suspension last season for taking a banned substance which was supposedly in a diet pill he took.

The initial ban meant that the 30 year-old couldn’t participate in matches or training, however he has received special dispensation and is now permitted to train.

The drug suspension is set to run until September 2 when Toure will be available to make his return to the Manchester City lineup.

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