Emmanuel Adebayor: Togo May Pull Out Of African Nations Cup After Players ‘Have Seen Their Death Already’

Players want to go home says captain...

By Andrew Southwick

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor says many of his Togo team-mates may quit the African Nations Cup following the attack on their team bus.

The driver was killed and a further six on-board were injured after a machine gun attack on the coach carrying the side to the tournament.

Adebayor, who revealed the terrifying attack lasted 30 minutes, says the team will meet on Saturday to decide whether they will still take part in the tournament or not.

He told BBC Radio Five Live: "I think a lot of players want to leave, I don't think they want to be at this tournament any more because they have seen their death already.

"Most of the players want to go back to their family. No-one can sleep after what they have seen. They have seen one of their team-mates have a bullet in his body, who is crying, who is losing consciousness and everything.

"So we will have a good meeting, everyone will go to their room, they will rest and we will see. [On Saturday morning] we will make a decision which is good for our life."

Adebayor added: "We are still in shock. If the security is not sure then we will be leaving. I don't think they will be ready to give their life. We will discuss everything as a team and we will take a decision that we think is good for our career, is good for our life and good for our family."

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