Tuesday, April 13, 2010


MANCHESTER CITY striker Emmanuel Adebayor has quit international football.
The Togo star has not played for his country since a terror attack at the African Cup of Nations.

Adebayor took three weeks compassionate leave following the tragedy in January.

The £25million ace saw the association's press secretary die in his arms after gunmen opened fire on the team bus.

Two more were killed while eight were injured.

And he said: "Following the tragic events during January's African Cup of Nations, in which my fellow countrymen were killed by terrorists in Angola, I have made the very difficult decision to retire from international football.

"I have weighed up my feelings in the weeks and months since the attack, and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus.

"We were just footballers going to play a football match and represent our country, yet we were attacked by people who wanted to kill us all.

"It is a moment I will never forget and one I never want to experience again.

"The people who were on that coach together will forever be joined by a special bond — we are all brothers.

"I will always have the team and the people of Togo close to my heart and wish them every success in the challenges that they will face in the future."


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