PUMA Signs Côte d'Ivoire International Yaya Touré

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The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City ace Yaya Touré covering every blade of grass in a pair PUMA v1.11s recently? Well, it gives us great pleasure to officially announce a new partnership between PUMA and the all-conquering midfielder! 

But, this new partnership is different to most others. We are going to provide Yaya Touré with a treasure trove of PUMA products, all of which will be distributed to under-privileged children in West Africa. Yaya is well known for his involvement in projects that give children in his homeland the opportunity to play the beautiful game and given our rich history in Africa, we thought we’d make the perfect team. The first delivery of PUMA Football apparel, boots and equipment will be delivered just in time for the 2012 Orange African Cup of Nations in January.

Speaking of the new partnership Yaya said; “I am very excited about this new partnership with PUMA and the work we will be able to do together to give children in Africa the chance to play football. I have chosen to partner with PUMA because of the strong ties the brand has in Africa, they are the best company to help me provide these projects with football equipment. In under-privileged areas of Africa, football is a way for children to enjoy themselves and be healthy, for some it is also a way to a better life as it was for me. I am very happy to be working with PUMA on this.”

Yaya started out in his homeland, but soon made a name for himself in Europe and has gone on to enjoy a fantastic career representing Barcelona, Manchester City and Monaco amongst others. Touré has also done his fair share of touring around the continent and the midfielder is fondly remembered in the Belgian, Greek and Ukrainian leagues – where he set them alight with his pace, power and technique.

After getting his hands on last season’s FA Cup, we’re sure the African ace won’t have to wait too long for even more silverware.

Welcome to the team, Yaya!

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