Emmanuel Adebayor is in Togo’s African Nations Cup squad despite hinting Andre Villas-Boas isn’t too happy about it.
It was expected that the striker would remain at Tottenham during January but Togo have pulled out all the stops to persuade their star striker to play in the tournament which takes place in South Africa.
He reversed his decision the following year, but he then retired again in 2012. Initially he said he would not compete for Togo due to a row over unpaid bonuses, but then claimed his refusal was down to fears the Togo team could be subjected to another horrific attack similar to the one in Angola.
Adebayor retired from international football following the deadly gun attack on the Togo team bus at the competition in Angola in 2010.
“That is what he said to the press, but not what he said to me,” Adebayor said.
“There is a difference between what you say to the press and what you say in private.”
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