Adebayor - We will leave Angola

10 January 2010 01:38

Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor has told French radio his team will head home from the African Nations Cup on Sunday afternoon on the advice of the Togolese government.

A number of players had been quoted in the French media saying they were keen to play on as a mark of respect to those killed and injured in Friday's gun attack in the Angolan enclave of Cabinda.

But Togolese prime minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo ordered the team must return.

The players have now agreed and Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe has dispatched his presidential plane to collect them.

Source: PA