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Togo has pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations after their team bus came under heavy gunfire in Angola, leaving a reported four dead, including members of the team staff, and several injured.

Togo captain and City striker Emmanuel Adebayor will head home to his family, along with the other survivors of the fatal incident.

Manchester City has stated that: 'It has been made clear by manager Roberto Mancini and senior officials that Emmanuel will now be given as much time as he needs to recover from the horrific attack.

Organisers have insisted that the tournament will go ahead, although there will always be a question mark over whether Angola should have been chosen to host the tournament in the first place.

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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 9 2010

Time: 4:53PM

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I sense a house of cards situation could happen now Togo have called for the tournament to be called off. Premier League clubs are also starting to ask for their players to get out of there.
Johnny Baguette
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09/01/2010 17:12:00

how can a tournament that is tainted with innocent blood go ahead? Fifa and the organisor's HAVE to call the it off and play it again in another country next year, as i don't think the other player's will have football at the fore front of their mind's.
cityman51
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09/01/2010 17:59:00

cityman,i think that if the competition was called off,angola would loose out massively.im not trying to diminish the awful events but if the ACN is called off,angola will be loosing millions of pounds,their financial state is one that is growing slowly and if this were to go,it would be a disaster. however i can fully understand why there are calls to call the event off.
mcfcirish
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09/01/2010 22:10:00

The tournament should never have been allowed to take place there in the first place, given the volatile political state of Angola. FIFA must stop this competition taking place after these tragic events.
bluedub
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09/01/2010 22:24:00

Think you'd better change the headline seeing that TOGO are staying.
Thaibluefan
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10/01/2010 08:52:00

They don't know if he's coming or going!
Lando78
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10/01/2010 15:06:00

You'd better change your comment seeing as TOGO are leaving Thai lol
MCFC_Goatboy
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10/01/2010 15:15:00

lets hope he and his team mates arrive back safe and sound
bluemooner_mcfc
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10/01/2010 18:31:00

MCFC Official site just confirmed Sunday night that Ade has gone back to family in Togo.
Johnny Baguette
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10/01/2010 20:57:00

 

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