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Axed Yaya Now Joint African League Cup Record Holder

Axed Manchester City Star Yaya Toure Now Joint African Carabao Cup Record Holder

By David Kappel - Feb 26, 2018 01:23 PM @kappilinho

Yaya Toure was once again left out of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City squad on the weekend, but after picking up his latest winner's medal, he is now the joint most successful African in League Cup history.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the African stars, including two South Africans, with the most League Cup titles to their name.

The Ivorian has made only 11 appearances under Guardiola this season, but with four of his six starts coming in the Carabao Cup – two as captain – some expected him to at least make the matchday squad for the competition's final against Arsenal.

However, the 34-year-old, who has made only two appearances for City in 2018 so far, did not even make the bench for Sunday's final at Wembley, and watched from the stands as his teammates easily overcame the Gunners.

Following goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva, City beat Arsenal 3-0 to lift their fifth League Cup (or the Carabao Cup as it is known this season) title.

Despite his absence from the matchday squad, Toure picked up a winner's medal after playing in four of City's six games on their way to the title, and posted a group picture of himself with his teammates on social media.

Gallery: Pep Lifts First Trophy With City

The 2018 triumph is Toure's third in the League Cup, equalling the African competition record held by Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and former South African-born Liverpool duo Bruce Grobbelaar and Craig Johnston.

Do you think Toure deserves more chances at City? Have your say in the comments section below.  


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downzzz Joined: 27 Jan 2018
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downzzz Feb 28, 2018 08:10 AM
Good player but pep is nt like him at all

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