Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is in line to make his return to football following his six-month drug ban for Ivory Coast in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on 3rd September.
The 30-year-old has been included in the Ivory Coast’s squad for their Group H game away to Rwanda, which takes place just 24 hours after Toure’s ban expires. Toure has been banned from all football for six months due to a failed drugs test because of a diet pill his wife gave him. Whilst side-lined Toure missed out on the final three months of the season, which saw City claim their first trophy in 35 years when they won the FA Cup.
Toure also missed out on City’s impressive run at the end of the season which saw them finish 3rd in the Premier League.
Fifa have already accepted the clearance for the Ivorian federation to include Toure in the squad. They confirmed that Fifa had no objection to allow the player to train with his national team mates in preparation for the game.
Potentially his first game back for the Blue’s is against Wigan on 10th September.