Tuesday May 09, 2023. 15:00
Ivorian legend Yaya Toure’s former agent, Dimitri Seluk has said the curse he once called to be placed on Pep Guardiola has been lifted.
The curse was placed on the Manchester City manager by ‘African shamans’ to stop the manager from winning the UEFA Champions League has been lifted.
Seluk had stated that an ‘African curse’ would stem from Toure’s dissatisfaction with the Spanish manager who worked the retired midfielder at both City and FC Barcelona.
“I want to apologise for this matter,” Seluk said on Mirror.
“I think it is time for this bitterness to stop – and I know that Yaya feels the same because he wishes nothing but success for City.
“I can say that the spell has now been lifted by the shamans – and that I think City will win the Champions League under Pep.”
The Russia agent was speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first-leg match between City and Real Madrid.
Seluk, who represents several African players, backed English champions City to win the continental tournament in the near future.
“They have a good chance of winning it this year. But whatever happens they will definitely win it in the next three years,” he continued.
“Do you remember when I once criticised City for not giving Yaya a cake on his birthday?
“Well it is my birthday this month and my present is for this curse to be ended. In fact, it is my hope that City win the Treble this season.”
Toure is currently working for Tottenham Hotspur as an academy coach.
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