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Former Arsenal, Man City, Spurs and Crystal Palace star Emmanuel Adebayor is set to lead his national team side Togo to the African Nations Cup qualifiers in June.


The veteran has found form in his Turkish side Basaksehir after moving there in January this year.

Togolese coach Clause Le Roy named squad regulars like Mathieu Dossevi, RazakBoukari, AlaixysRomao and Prince Segbefia for the fixture but he also added four uncapped players. Togo is set to face Nigeria in a friendly game on June 1 before playing Comoros Island on June 4. The qualifier is against Algeria in Blida on June 11, a game they must win.

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Former Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor scores a hat trick against Turkish against Galatasaray.


As the Gunners were being humbled at Selhurst Park, the Istanbul Basaksehir striker hit three to hand them a 4-0 victory over their local rivals. The result keeps the hopes of winning the Turkish league alive though they remain five points away after 27 games.

Adebayor grabbed the opener after just 11 minutes. The opposition gifted him with the goal as he had an open net to slot the ball in. The 33-year old ex-Man City and Spurs player added another goal through his trademark header by lifting the highest. He completed his hat trick in the second half.

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Togolese striker Emanuel Adebayor has said that he is planning a return to the Premier League after his release by Crystal Palace.


The player said that he does not know when he has a ‘bad reputation’ in the football league but insists on returning to England to play football.

The player is leading his country to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon but he insists that despite the controversies in English clubs he has been with, he would return to play. He believes that his former teammates and most club staff have nothing but praise for his display whilst with them.

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Former Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that he may be on the verge of a return to the Premier league sooner rather than later, as there has been interest from the top division of English football.


Adebayor has been one of the biggest disappointments from African football, despite his immense talent. The 32-year-old striker was brought to Arsenal by Arsene Wenger, who had high hopes for the striker. He did score a lot of goals towards the end of his Arsenal career, but a fallout with the club led to the move to Manchester City.

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Former Tottenham and Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is looking like a major doubt for the African Cup of Nations 2017.


He was expected to be part of the Togo national team at this major tournament. However, his failure to find a club since leaving Crystal Palace is threatening to disrupt the plans of the Togo national team. Even though he is one of the top players available at the disposal of the national team, it is understood that the manager was extremely unhappy with the physical status of the player when he turned up for a decent practice session.

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Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayo, is reportedly set to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to continue his football career as his wish to remain in England has continually failed.


Since his sack from Crystal Palace in June, the player has not been able to get a new contract, as that is allegedly his heart desire. Even when a possible deal to French giant Olympique Lyonnais was set to happen, it fell through, leaving the Togolese star clubless.

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The career of Emmanuel Adebayor is set to resume from this season after he has reportedly joined Turkish club Caykur Rizespor along with his former Arsenal teammate Mathieu Flamini.

Adebayor spent the last six months at Crystal Palace as the London club took a last-minute gamble to see whether the Togo international still had the appetite for the game. However, he made only seven league appearances for the London outfit and scored one goal. His lack of interest in the game was being apparent and the club decided to let him leave on a free transfer by not extending his contract.

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Former Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has mourned the death of former Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi.

The 54-year-old surprisingly lost his life due to a heart attack a few days ago. It has come as a major shock to many concerned with African football.Keshi is credited with having improved the Nigerian national team into one of the best in Africa. Even though he left the job after the recent disappointment of the World Cup 2014, he made several stars out of average players as far as the national team is concerned.

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Crystal Palace have announced that the duo of Emmanuel Adebayor and Marouane Chamakh would depart from the club during the summer.

Their contracts are set to expire at the end of this month but the club said it will not renew it.

The Togolese international joined for a short time in January but Palace have opted not to offer the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur striker a renewal after he scored just one goal in 15 appearances. On the other hand, Chamakh has an injury-plagued season. He has only managed to score 10 goals in 66 appearances since joining from Arsenal three years ago.

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