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Clubless African Star Training In League Two

One of Africa's most decorated strikers has been training in League Two in England after being released by his club at the end of last season.

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Ivorian international Wilfried Bony has been training with fourth division side Newport County after being released by Swansea City.

The 30-year-old spent part of the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Al-Arabi, where he scored five goals in seven appearances, but his performances were not enough to earn a renewed deal with the Swans.

Bony has struggled to find a new club since, and has been training with Newport in order to maintain his fitness levels.

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Newport manager Michael Flynn confirmed that Bony was training with the Ironsides via his official Twitter account. 

"Great to have Wilfried Bony training with us. Excellent work ethic, professionalism and standard. Boys will take a lot from this," Flynn wrote, as per the Daily Mirror.

Bony previously played for the likes of Vitesse Arnhem, Stoke City and Manchester City, and became the then-most expensive African footballer of all time when he joined the latter in 2015.

He recently took part in the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where he featured four times as Ivory Coast reached the quarter-finals, but failed to score in the competition. 

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He has scored 16 goals in 56 official appearances for his national team, and was part of the squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

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