Missing’ Ivory Coast defender Ismael Toure‚ who did not board his flight back home after he was released by Kaizer Chiefs following an unsuccessful trial last week‚ has surfaced at Mamelodi Sundowns.
The strange story had fans on the edge of their seats when it emerged that after failing to impress coach Steve Komphela at Naturena‚ Chiefs officials became concerned when they discovered that his ticket back to Ivory Coast had remained unused after the club’s driver had dropped him off at the airport.
“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‚” Chiefs said a couple of days ago.
“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.”