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Man City star Toure admits to taking wife's diet pill to fight flab

March 5, 2011 - London

In the wake of failing to pass a drugs test, Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has admitted that he took diet pills used by his wife to lose weight.

The confession is likely to see him thrown out of football for two years.he Manchester City defender claimed he had taken his wife Awo's diet pills and that they led to him testing positive for a banned substance after the Manchester derby last month, the Daily Mail reports.

Toure, 29, did not train with his team-mates on Friday as he held talks with advisers to discuss his next move.

He has until Wednesday to request a second analysis of the urine sample he provided for the drugs testers at Old Trafford. oure's representatives are vowing to fight any charge and clear his name.

They claim City have also promised to stand by their player, while Toure's former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was one of the first people to offer his support yesterday and revealed: 'He wants to control his weight a little bit because that's where he has some problems and he took the product of his wife.'


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