Emmanuel Adebayor’s international career has seen the Togolese forward deciding to retire and stop representing his country after his team’s bus came under a gunfire attack back in January of 2010 when Togo was on their way of playing their fixture in the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. This tragedy forced Adebayor on making his decision of retiring from playing at the international as he told the public:
“I have weighed up my feelings in the weeks and months since the attack and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus. We were just footballers going to play a football match and represent our country, yet we were attacked by people who wanted to kill us all. It is a moment I will never forget and one I never want to experience again.”
However, after a number of safety precautions was made and announced by the Togo Football Federation, Adebayor decided to make a comeback and once more play for his country.
The player of Tottenham Hotspur also had some personal problems with the former coach of Togo, Didier Six which ended with Adebayor having to play a role as a substitute player during the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations but he has now been named in the team of Togo as they have a number of matches scheduled to play for the Nations Cup qualifiers.
Adebayor still has not announced if whether or not he wants to accept the call and represent Togo on another occasion as he has ignored the call ups that have been made for him for the past 18 months.
Togo will be locking horns with Guinea on September 5 and a few days later against Ghana.