Friday, January 11, 2013


Reports has it that Togolese star, Emmanuel Adebayor is set to refuse to play in the Africa Cup of Nations after a fresh bust-up with the Togolese Football Federation.

The Tottenham striker was fully expected to play in South Africa but it is understood that that another row with his country's football chiefs looks set to keep him out of the squad.

It is unclear what has sparked the latest disagreement, but the Spurs striker had initially decided against playing in the tournament due to rows over bonus payments and security issues.

Adebayor looked set to play for Togo in the tournament after making a U-turn - but his participation is doubt yet again even if
negotiations are ongoing as both parties seek to find a resolution.

It is also understood that the latest unrest may extend to other members of the squad.
Adebayor was not going to play in the tournament, which starts in South Africa on January 19, due to fears of another attack like the one on the Togo team bus at the 2010 Cup of Nations and a row over unpaid bonuses.

Adebayor was on board when gunmen opened fire as they headed to their African Cup of Nations base in Angola in 2010. Three people died in the incident - the bus driver, an assistant coach and a press officer.

But his country's president Faure Gnassingbe reassured the squad over their security fears.

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