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Boka Arthur graduated from Asec’s Mimosifcom and signed with the senior team in 1999, where he played till 2002 before moving on to KSK Beveren, like many of Mimosifcom’s products.
With a medium size and height, and moving with wide speed and solid equilibrium, Boka shined at his first European club – Beveren – for two seasons, opening doors for himself to RC Strasbourg in France in 2004.
After two seasons in Strasbourg, Boka moved to VFB Stuttgart for an adventure in the Bundesliga, where he still plays.
The 'African Roberto Carlos' as he is fondly called, was instrumental in Ivory Coast’s climb to the final of the 2006 African Nations Cup in Egypt, where they lost to the hosts on penalties.
Boka’s 'miss the ball and not the man' style of play often backfires to give him injuries and suspensions, but in a time when the Elephants of Ivory Coast are being criticised for weak defence, Boka Arthur will be important at South Africa 2010 alongside the team.
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Boka Arthur rushed down to Abidjan last June while recuperating from an injury to marry his long-time girlfriend, before leaving to join his club immediately after.
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