Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Adebayor anger at Togo’s ban

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has called for the Confederation of African Football's president to resign over the “outrageous” decision to suspend Togo from the next two Africa Cup of Nations following their withdrawal from the 2010 competition in Angola.

Adebayor was on his team bus when it was attacked by gunmen, killing a coach and media officer. The attack prompted the Togolese government to withdraw the side, a decision that led the confederation's president Issa Hayatou to issue the sanction on grounds of political interference.

“Mr Hayatou has done much for Africa but now he must clear off. This decision is monstrous,” Adebayor said, adding that he feels “totally betrayed”.

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