Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Emmanuel Heads Home

Emmanuel Heads Home



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.

Should the ACN still be allowed to go ahead? What effect will this have on the World Cup, if any? Have your say NOW. Register here and enjoy getting involved.

To visit the message board, click here.




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Saturday January 9 2010
Time: 4:53PM

Comments

0
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
09/01/2010 17:12:00
0
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
09/01/2010 17:59:00
0
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
09/01/2010 22:10:00
0
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
09/01/2010 22:24:00
0
Think you'd better change the headline seeing that TOGO are staying.
Thaibluefan
10/01/2010 08:52:00
0
They don't know if he's coming or going!
Lando78
10/01/2010 15:06:00
0
You'd better change your comment seeing as TOGO are leaving Thai lol
MCFC_Goatboy
10/01/2010 15:15:00
0
lets hope he and his team mates arrive back safe and sound
bluemooner_mcfc
10/01/2010 18:31:00
0
MCFC Official site just confirmed Sunday night that Ade has gone back to family in Togo.
Johnny Baguette
10/01/2010 20:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

A Look At The Manchester City Injury Situation

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Manchester City v Spurs - Match Preview

City welcome Spurs to the Etihad this Saturday for the evening kick off. Settle down after your dinner and hold on tight - this could be a cracker.

Stats: Swansea City v Manchester City

All the stats from Swansea City (0) vs (4) Manchester City, The Liberty Stadium, 13/12/17 19h45 GMT Att: To Be Confirmed

Ped's Derby Verdict - United 1-2 Manchester City

Another Triumph for Professionalism

Manchester City Archived Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Smashing of Swansea?
Suggested By: Shaun Gloater
Silva 27'1%
De Bruyne 34'8%
Silva 52'41%
Ag├╝ero 85'50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Johnny Baguette412
2.Buzz Lightyear256
3.Skoorb232
4.OziMan161
5.Colin Is The King159
6.Rising140
7.kennyclementstache115
8.BamaEngineer87
9.Bluedub75
10.johnkelv61
Write for Vital Football