Soccer

Toure refutes HIV claims

2012-11-13 10:13
Ahmed Toure (File)
Johannesburg - Former Asante Kotoko forward Ahmed Toure has vehemently denied reports he fled Egypt with a fake passport after contracting the HIV virus.

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.

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