Striker enlisted in squad by Togo FA President.
The Emannuel Adebayor African Cup of Nations saga continued today after it was revealed that the Tottenham striker has been included in Togo’s 23-man squad for the tournament according to The Daily Mail.
Adebayor has initially insisted he did not want to be considered for selection, citing concerns over security and rumours of unpaid bonuses. After a meeting with the President of Togo, Adebayor announced his intention to play before another bust-up before the weekend led to him once again declaring himself unavailable for selection.
The story has taken a new turn however, after it was revealed that the Togolese FA’s President overruled the national-team coach by including Adebayor, as well as Stade Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa who had also been omitted, in the squad.
National team coach Didier Six apparently withdrew Adebayor following a meeting with the player but has since been over-ruled by the Togolese Football Association President, Gabriel Ameyi.
‘I insisted to Didier Six on taking Adebayor and Agassa, especially after the meeting last week between Adebayor and President Faure Gnassingbe’ Ameyi wrote on the Official Togo FA website.
With Adebayor apparently now determined to remain at his club and help Spurs fight for a Champions League place, it remains to be seen how Togo will react to the player’s absence.
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