It’s being reported that the younger brother of footballers Yaya and Kolo Toure has died in Manchester.
The Ivory Coast football association said Ibrahim Toure, 28, who is also a footballer, passed away yesterday.
The striker, who played for Lebanese Premier League side Al-Safa SC, passed away in Manchester after a battle with cancer.
Yaya and Kolo are both currently playing for the Ivory Coast at the World Cup in Brazil.
“Kolo and Yaya Toure just heard about the death of their young brother, Toure Oyala Ibrahim. The entire Ivorian delegation want to show their support to the players,” the Ivory Coast Football Association statement read.
“The Ivory Coast FA president and the executive committee have announced to the entire family of Ivorian football the death of Toure Oyala Ibrahim, the younger brother of Toure Kolo Abib and Toure Yaya Gnegneri, which happened on the 19th of June in Manchester.
“In such a sad situation, the players from the Ivory Coast national team, and the entire delegation here in Brazil, show their support to the Toure brothers and their whole family. The president of Football Ivory Coast Federation and the executive committee ask Ivorians for their prayers.”
It is unclear whether Kolo and Yaya will remain with the Ivorian squad at the World Cup finals in Brazil.