EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR TO LEAD TOGO SQUAD

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.

Following a recent youth tournament in the nation’s capital, Le Roy named ElomNya-Vedji. Goalkeepers AlhassaniDidaFatao and SabirouBassaDjeriDjeri were also invited aside Serge Seko who plays in Angola.

YorganAgblemagnon who plays for French side Le Havre is expected to stand in goal. In defence, three foreign players were invited: Joseph Douhadji who plies his trade with Rivers United in Nigeria; DjeneDakonam who plays for Belgian side St Truiden and Simeon Gbegnon who plays for French side Epinal. The other defenders play in the local league; Hakim Ouro-Sama, KossiAdegnon, MaklibeKouloun, and Franck Mawuena.

In midfield LalaweleAtakora, KokouGazozo, KodjoSewonou and Guillaume Yenoussi are the local invitees. Serge AtsouSeko who plays in Angola, Franco Atchou who plays for Enyimba in Nigeria, Floyd Ayite who is with Fulham, England and IhasBebou who plays in Germany are the foreign stars.

Aside Adebayor, KomlanAgbeniadan, Fo Dou Laba and PenielMlapa are invited and they are all foreign players. Agbeniadan plays in Ghana for Wafa, Laba for Berkane, Morocco while Mlapa lines up for VFL Bochum, Germany.

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