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Problem for Ghana as Emmanuel Adebayor returns for Togo in 2015 AFCON qualifiers

Published on: 01 September 2014
Emmanuel Adebayor has made himself suddenly available for Togo

England-based striker Emmanuel Adebayor has made an astonishing U-turn to play for Togo in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with an appetizing game against Ghana to come.

The 30-year-old had announced his umpteenth international sabbatical 18-months ago after falling out with former Togo coach Dider Six.

Adebayor, who was born in Ghana to Nigerian parents is desperate to play against the Black Stars where he is friends with most of the Ghanaian players.

The ex Arsenal man has always harboured the desire of playing against the star-studded Ghana team ever since his emergence as a global star.

He is determined to prove himself against Ghana and fancies his chances against the Black Stars team whose weakness as shown at the 2014 World Cup is their defence.

Adebayor has already arrived in Lome to join up with his international colleagues for their opening 2015 AFCON qualifier against Guinea in Casablanca.

It is however next week’s game against Ghana that instinctively attracted the former Manchester City star to make himself suddenly available for an international call up.

His return will obviously send some shockwaves into his Ghanaian friends who know way too well how deadly he can be on a good day.

Coach Kwesi Appiah must now device a strategy to ensure Adebayor does not find his rhythm in the game to be played on September 10 in Lome.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • benito says:
    September 01, 2014 11:12 pm
    Hahahahahaha,I can't even laugh. This is story is too sensational .what can adebayor do??
  • Chukwu says:
    September 01, 2014 10:46 pm
    Come n join the Super Eagles of Nigeria and bring joy to your people.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    September 01, 2014 10:35 pm
    Lol when the was the last time Togo defeated GH with Adebayo playing? Correct me if am wrong though cuz the last time they beat us was back in 2006 in a Pre-Afcon friendly in Tunisia if I remember correctly and Adebayor wasn't part of that team.
  • banger says:
    September 01, 2014 11:58 pm
  • Mumbi says:
    September 02, 2014 12:10 am
    Togo 5-0 Ghana. He will surely kick your smelly asses!
  • Stranger Danger says:
    September 01, 2014 11:14 pm
    Why is he playing for Togo? What relationship does he has with Togo?
  • kwame says:
    September 01, 2014 09:25 pm
    Go Emmanuel Adebayor my man and make Togo proud!!!
  • Samedge says:
    September 02, 2014 04:50 am
    5 rounds against ur smelly mum's cunt. All by samedge ur step dad.
  • Nana Germany says:
    September 02, 2014 05:17 am
    That´s my man, i´m a ghanaian but i love him much... All the best Adebayor God bless but i know Togo cant beat Ghana anyway...
  • Dr Who says:
    September 02, 2014 06:24 am
    Our players are too good to be scared of Adebayor.
  • obroni says:
    September 02, 2014 07:22 am
  • sterlingz says:
    September 02, 2014 11:32 am
    no matter how angry we re with the blackstars doesn't mean any mediocre of a team can beat us. my only wish is we have a better keep than the clueless fatau
  • sterlingz says:
    September 02, 2014 11:35 am
    I know muntari nd essien have both taken the spirit away. but am glad the likes of k. asamoah..d. ayew nd baby jet are still in the squad
  • Champion says:
    September 02, 2014 12:48 pm
    Stranger, Adebayor schooled right here in Ghana (Aflao Border Preventive School) whilst leaving in Lome where her mother's house is. He plays for clubs in both Ghana and Togo at the time. But it was through Togo that he made it to France, or his "heaven" if I may say, therefore the allegiance.