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Adebayor Calls Time On Togo Career



Emmanuel Adebayor has just announced via City's Official Site his retirement from International Football...

Ade's statement in full:

MCFC Official Website

'Following the tragic events during January`s African Cup of Nations, in which two of my fellow countrymen were killed by terrorists in Angola, I have made the very difficult decision to retire from international football.

'I have weighed up my feelings in the weeks and months since the attack, and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus. We were just footballers going to play a football match and represent our country, yet we were attacked by people who wanted to kill us all. It is a moment I will never forget and one I never want to experience again.

'For nine years I have played for the Togo team and, despite the events in Angola, I have some very good memories of my international career. I feel very proud to have been trusted with the position of captain of the Togolese football team. Leading your country in international competition is the ultimate honour for any player.

'Togo have some very talented players, and I dearly hope the players who remain will be able to put their memories of Angola behind them and go onto be a success for the nation. I have enormous belief in each and every one of them, players, coaches, staff and their families.

'The people who were on that coach together will forever be joined by a special bond - we are all brothers. I will always have the team and the people of Togo close to my heart and wish them every success in the challenges that they will face in the future.'









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Writer: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 12 2010

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

After what happened can anyone blame him!
merlin
No nobody could blame him. What though will he feel like if someone else is killed in another attack? The pain will never be forgotten.
SFC Forever
Despite what he says it wasn't the sole reason, it's a pretty hefty one understandably but he's had a running saga with the Togo FA for years now, complaining the flights/airlines used by them weren't safe, arguments over bonuses and fees for the team. I guess he was kind of like the teams union leader. The attack would never had happened had the Togo FA shelled out for a flight instead of attempting to drive through a blatantly unsafe area and it's this continued disregard for the safety of their team that it looks like he's finally had his fill of.
nikolaijns
Ya I agree with ade
Trevj23
Not too much of a surprise. What went on was inexcusable, plus it was always a 1man team, the United of international football
Once a Blue
Good man Ade ! What other decision could you have made?
Oziman
 

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