Manchester City’s defender Kolo Toure got married to long-time fiancée and mother of his two children Chimène Akassou on Thursday in the Ivory Coast commercial capital Abidjan, in a ceremony that attracted distinguished personalities from the world of politics and sports.
The wedding took place at a mosque and will continue on Saturday where the couple will sign their marriage documents at a registry.
A grand reception is set for the weekend, with most of the Ivory Coast national team players set to attend.
Kolo’s brother and club mate and African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure was the best man.
The newly weds have been living together in England since 2003, a year after the Ivory Coast international defender moved from his youth club Asec Mimosas to Arsenal.