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‘This means a lot to Africa’ – Cote d'Ivoire legend Yaya Toure anticipates Afcon 2019 draw

14:50 BST 12/04/2019
Yaya Toure lifts Afcon trophy
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament draw will take place in Cairo, Egypt on Friday night

Former Cote d’Ivoire international Yaya Toure has arrived Egypt ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw billed for Friday evening.

Alongside Nigerian legend and Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke, former Cameroon defender Rigobert Song, Morocco's Mustapha Hadji, Egypt all-time appearance maker Ahmed Hassan, the ex-Manchester City midfielder is one of the African legends set to grace the occasion in Cairo.

And the four-time Caf Player of the Year winner, who led the Elephants to the trophy in his last outing in 2017, has expressed his anticipation ahead of the event.

 "I’m very happy to be here today and I think this event means a lot to Africa," Toure told Caf.

"And to be part today with these legends around me is going to be amazing."

Yesterday, Caf released the seedings for the draws with the first Pot mainly consisting of nations who participated in the 2018 Fifa World Cup, with reigning champions Cameroon being the only exception.

The Afcon finals commence on June 21 through till July 19.