AFCON 2013: Adebayor Joins Togo after QPR Game

11 Jan 2013

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Emmanuel Adebayor


Captain of Togo’s senior national team Emmanuel Adebayor will now join the rest of the squad for the Africa Cup of Nations after the game between Tottenham and QPR this weekend.

Togo has selected Emmanuel Adebayor for the Africa Cup of Nations after the Tottenham striker reversed his decision not to play in the tournament.

The 28-year-old will join the squad after Tottenham's Premier League match against QPR on Saturday.

Adebayor initially planned to remain with his club because of a row over team security and unpaid bonuses, reports

Meeting with the president

But the striker will travel to South Africa after talks with the country's president Faure Gnassingbe.

“It is to do something extraordinary and I know that the fans know what I am capable of doing,” said Adebayor.

His absence for the tournament, which starts on 19 January, will leave Tottenham with Jermain Defoe as their only recognised striker.

After QPR, Tottenham host Manchester United on January 20 before travelling to Leeds or Birmingham in the fourth round of the FA Cup on January 26.

Away games against Norwich and West Brom precede the visit of Newcastle on February 9, with the Cup of Nations ending the following day.

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