Phakaaathi Reporter
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27 Jan 2017
3:24 pm

‘Missing’ Chiefs trialist surfaces at Sundowns

Phakaaathi Reporter

Ivory Coast defender Ismael Toure‚ who did not board his flight back home after he was released by Kaizer Chiefs‚ has surfaced at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Pitso Mosimane with Mamelodi Sundowns players at training. (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Chiefs reported last week that the Ivorian defender had gone ‘missing’ after he failed to board a plane that was booked for him to return to his country.

“Ismael Olivier Toure‚ a trialist at Kaizer Chiefs, never boarded the plane to return to Ivory Coast. He was released this week and transported to the airport, where was checked in at OR Tambo International‚” read a statement issued by Chiefs.

“The player arrived in the country on our invitation, and therefore it is our responsibility to ensure his safe return. We have notified all the relevant authorities to help establish Toure’s whereabouts.”

However, Times Media Digital reports that Toure was spotted at a Sundowns training camp in Rustenburg, where coach Pitso Mosimane is also running the rule over another trialist‚ defender Farès Hachi from Algeria.