Johannesburg - Former Asante Kotoko forward Ahmed Toure has vehemently denied
reports he fled Egypt with a fake passport after contracting the HIV
The 2011 Ghana Premier League Player of the Year had been in the
North African country undergoing trials with El Gouna, where he was
awarded a pre-contract with the club.
However, he insists his departure from Egypt was purely due to
the fact his new deal is only set to begin in January, while he has
rubbished reports claiming he has been infected with HIV.
"I don't know who is inventing such news that I have HIV and fled
Egypt with a fake passport. My virology report is here and my passport
is also here. I don't have the virus and have never used a fake passport
to travel," he told SuperSport.
He added: "I was greatly shocked to hear such awful news about my
health. How can people wake up and make up such stories about the life
and future of someone?
"I'm ready to take any other test any time. My blood is clean and I'm not scared of any medical."
Toure is currently hoping to travel with Burkina Faso to the 2013
Africa Cup of Nations, having failed to make the grade with the Ivory
Coast, whom he is also eligible to play for.