Following the horrific attack on the Togolese national team bus in Angola today, reports suggest a number of the Togo players have decided they don’t want to participate in the African Cup Of Nations.
While news of the incident is still sketchy, we know that masked assailants fired a number of bullets at the team bus, reportedly killing the driver and injuring an as yet unconfirmed number of others.
Grenoble midfielder Alaixis Romao told RMC that playing in the competition was the last thing on the players' minds right now. "We are not thinking about possible actions yet, but it's true no one wants to play," he said. "We are not capable. Before everything we have to think of the health of our injured.”
Midfielder Richmond Forson also put footballing matters into perspective, telling Canal Plus, "It's disgusting to take bullets for a football match.''
Rupert Fryer, Goal.com