English Premiership

City fine Toure for doping

2011-11-08 20:47
Kolo Toure (File)

Manchester - Defender Kolo Toure has accepted a six-week fine from Manchester City after the Ivorian international failed a drugs test earlier this year, the Premier League leaders said.

Toure, who resumed playing in September after serving a six-month ban, failed a test after taking a diet pill that was not intended to enhance his performance.

"Following the conclusion of an internal disciplinary process, Manchester City Football Club can confirm that Kolo Toure has received a fine of six weeks' wages which relates to doping offences committed by him earlier this year," City said in a statement.

"Kolo accepts the decision and he and the club now wish to draw a line under this matter and focus on the season ahead."

Since returning from his ban Toure has featured just twice for City, with both appearances coming in the League Cup.

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