World Cup - Adebayor to return to Togo fold

Thu, 10 Nov 14:31:00 2011

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has decided to return to the Togo national team after a 19-month absence.

Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor (L) chalenges Morocco's Hicham Mahdoufi during their World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer match at the Kegue stadium in Lome, September 6, 2009 - 0

The former Togo captain quit the international scene in April 2010, three months after the team bus was the subject of a gun attack which killed three people during the African Nations Cup in Angola.

The Togolese Football Federation said in a statement: "Emmanuel Adebayor has reiterated his willingness to be back with the national team of Togo in view of the 2013 African Nations Cup and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

"He hopes that a new football chapter can be opened.

"He is committed to playing at the start of qualifying games for those two competitions."

The 27-year-old, on a season-long loan at Spurs from Manchester City, has made himself available for next week's World Cup qualifier against Guinea Bissau after receiving assurances over the safety of players in future matches.


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