Kolo Toure on £90,000 a week ‘tricked model into two year affair by telling her he was a car salesman’
Premier League family man Kolo Toure had a two year tryst with a model after he fooled her into believing he was a car salesman, it is alleged
The Manchester City defender, who earns a lucrative £90,000 a week wage for the Premiership champions, hid behind sunglasses and caps when the pair were out to hide his real identity.
He even told 22-year-old Kessel Kasuisyo his name was ‘Francois’ as he bought her lavish gifts he claimed were paid for thanks to selling cars in his native Africa.
And all the while he was living a double life with the mother of his two children – marrying her in a ceremony in Africa during the alleged affair.
The 31-year-old is said to have kept up the charade for two years, routinely refusing to pose for photographs, and not allowing her to meet his family because of his strict Muslim heritage.
In fact it wasn’t until two week ago that she discovered it was all a rouse – when a friend of hers recognised him and urged her to Google the former Arsenal star.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Miss Kasuisyo said: ‘I am devastated. On some of the wedding pictures he is crying but a few weeks before he was in my bed.
‘Two or three weeks after the wedding he was at mine. Around the time he got married he called and said he was back in Africa and had just sold two cars.
‘I believed everything he said, I am hurt and confused by it all. Maybe he wanted me to be a second wife. I just don’t know. Everything about his strange behaviour now all makes sense.’
She claims Ivorian Toure approached her outside the Bijou nightclub in Manchester back in September 2010 before the pair swapped numbers.
He told her he was originally from Ghana, sold cars back in Africa and was a student in the UK, before the pair began an on and off relationship until December.
And despite lavishing her with lingerie, and even a £1,000 ring, he was heading back to his fiance of nine years, in the Manchester house they shared with their daughter and son.
By December she says he had stopped calling before he rekindled the affair nine months later – arriving at her house with a gold watch and 18 carat diamond earrings.
She said she still had no idea he was a top footballer and that he continued to hand her cash for food and to send back home to her mother in Zimbabwe .
Eventually she got fed up with his behaviour and the pair broke off all ties two and half months ago – only for her to discover that he wasn’t who he said he was.
Touré who plays alongside his brother Yaya at Manchester City is a practicing Muslim and still lives with wife Awo, daughter Sania and son Yiassin.
He came to the UK in February 2002, when he joined Premier League outfit Arsenal from Ivory Coast side ASEC Mimosas.
He joined Manchester City in 2009 but was out of the game for six months from March 2011, when he failed a drugs test, having taken his wife’s diet pills.
A source close to Toure told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I have spoken to Kolo and he is denying ever knowing or meeting the girl.’