May 24, 2019

Ivory Coast Goalkeeper Hero Hangs His Gloves

By Muriungi Paul

Photo by Getty Images
Photo by Getty Images

Ivory Coast goalkeeper, and the 2015 Elephants hero, Boubacar Barry, has called time in his international football career. The goalkeeper, who saved two penalties and scored the winning spot kick in the latest edition of the AFCON held in Equatorial Guinea, posted the short message to his football fans, less than a month after he guided his team to the continental glory.

“All good things must end. I decided to end my football career with Ivory Coast. I was proud to wear our jersey,” Barry said on his Facebook page.

The 35 year old shot stopper has 86 caps to his name playing for the West African Nation and has appeared in the last three world Cups; 2006, 2010 and 2014. He also played in the finals of the AFCON 2012 when his team lost to the Chipolopolo of Zambia in post match penalties.

Barry plies his trade for Belgian side Lokeren, a team he has been at since July 2007. He won the Belgian Cup with Lokeren in the 2011-12 season, where he scored one goal in a memorable 4-0 win against Westerlo from the same league. He helped his team to lift the same trophy in the following season.


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