Our dream double is on, says Yaya Toure
- 21 January 2012 12:08
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
Yaya and Kolo Toure are lining up their dream double - the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast followed by the Barclays Premier League title with City.
The Blues brothers kick off the international leg of their target against Sudan in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Sunday and aim to go all the way to the 12 February final in Gabon.
"But if I win the Cup of Nations and then come back and win the League it will be the most amazing season for me. And I’m very positive we can do it."
Yaya wasn't around the last time City landed the League title in 1968, but he has fond memories of Ivory Coast triumphing over Africa's elite in 1992.
He said: "It was unbelievable. They were a great team and it was such an exciting game. They won on penalties and the hero was Alain Gouamene, the goalkeeper, because he saved two penalties.
"I was only eight years old but I remember it so well. There were big celebrations - the whole country came to a standstill for four days.
So I know how special it will be for everyone if we can win it again
Ivory Coast, who also face Burkina Faso and Angola in group games, are the bookmakers' favourites in the absence of traditional big guns such as Egypt, Cameroon and South Africa.