The ‘Ritual’ Yaya Toure Performs Before Matches

By Adebayo Williams

Manchester City and former Ivory Coast midfielder, Yaya Toure has revealed the ‘ritual’ he performs before matches. The 33-year-old player said he had always ensured he wore his left boot before his right boot while he prepares for a match. The former Barcelona man also stated his love for horror movies. Toure, who has been ousted from City’s first team, said he spends time after training watching the scary movies saying he could watch as much as four to five of them consecutively.

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The four-time African best footballer told BBC that his idols in the sport are Ex-Super Eagles skippers, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo and Ghanaian legend, Abedi Pele.

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“Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Abedi Pele, I have so many. Impossible to mention. So many.

“I love horror movies. Sometimes, I’ll be able to watch four or five in the same day because after training I stay at home just boring myself in a movie.

“I have always been doing the same thing, left shoe before right shoe as a superstition,” he said.

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