Club-less Adebayor to lead Togo in African Nations Cup

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Jan 2017,
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Adebayor of Togo (AFP)
Adebayor of Togo (AFP)

Veteran striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been included in Togo's 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations despite being without a club since his contract with Premier League side Crystal Palace expired last summer.

The former Tottenham frontman, who won the African Player of the Year award in 2008, will make his fifth appearance in the continental tournament.

Togo's roster includes three players from the domestic league, with French coach Claude Leroy naming 20 foreign-based players.

Togo will play in Group C along with defending champions Ivory Coast, Morocco and DR Congo.

Togo's squad:

Goalkeepers: Kossi Agassa (Unattached), Baba Tchagouni (FC Marmande, France), Cédric Mensah (Le Mans, France)

Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Sadate Ouro-Akoriko (Al Khaleej, Saudi Arabia), Djene Dakonam (Sint-Truidense, Belgium), Gafar Mamah (Dacia, Moldova), Maklibè Kouloun (Dyto), Hakim Ouro-Sama (AS Togo-Port), Vincent Bossou (Young Africans, Tanzania)

Midfielders: Alaixys Romao (Olympiacos, Greece), Matthieu Dossevi (Standard Liège, Belgium), Floyd Ayité (Fulham, England), Henritsè Eninful (Doxa Katokopias, Cyprus), Lalawele Atakora (Helsingborgs, Sweden), Prince Segbefia (Goztepe, Turkey), Ihlas Bebou (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Franco Atchou (Dyto), Serge Gakpe (Genoa, Italy)

Forwards: Emmanuel Adebayor (unattached), Fo Doh Laba (Berkane, Morocco), Komlan Agbeniadan (WAFA, Ghana), Razak Boukari (Chateauroux, France)

 

 

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