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Adebayor considers future
25 Mar 2007 - 13:30:06
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is considering his international future with Togo after receiving death threats prior to Saturday's 3-1 win over Sierra Leone.
Togo captain Adebayor led a protest ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier over unpaid bonus relating last summer's World Cup.
Coach Stephen Keshi persuaded the team to play in the qualifier for next year's event, but Adebayor has revealed he received death threats which have led him to contemplate quitting the Togo national side.
"Before the match, I received threats to my life warning me to play the match or else," he said.
"Thank God I scored two goals in this qualifying match against Sierra Leone.
"I am only trying to put certain things right and correct a few mistakes in Togolese football but it appears some people do not like it.
"I was convinced by my coach Stephen Keshi to rescind the decision.
"Now I am going to go back to Arsenal to think about my future. I have to protect my life and I have a family to look after."