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Togo team bus attacked - report

08 Jan 2010 18:03:14

Togo team bus attacked - report

A bus carrying the Togo national team has reportedly come under attack from gunfire in Angola.

The Sparrow Hawks are in the country ahead of the African Nations Cup, which gets under way on Sunday. According to reports at least three Togo players and the bus driver suffered injuries during the attack.

"I'm okay but several players are in a bad state," Togo and Nantes striker Thomas Dossevi told French radio station RMC.

"We are still at hospital. We were machine-gunned like dogs and had to remain hidden under our seats for around 20 minutes to avoid the bullets."

Togo are scheduled to begin their cup campaign against Ghana on Monday.

A club spokesman for Manchester City said they were aware of the reports and were trying to contact Adebayor to establish what has happened.

Midfielder Alaixys Romao admits the players feared the worst and thinks Togo are now likely to pull out of the tournament.

"We're not thinking yet of what could happen," said the Grenoble player. "But it's true that no-one wants to play.

"We're not capable of it. We're thinking first of all about the health of our injured because there was a lot of blood on the ground.

"For the moment there is not much news because they have been taken to different hospitals. In cases like these we're thinking of those near us, of those we love because that really could have been the end of us."


PA

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