The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that he welcomes the decision taken by the striker Emmanuel Adebayor to not take part in the 2013 African cup of nations. The striker will not be taking part in the African cup of nations with the Togo team due to the ongoing contract dispute with the Football Association. This is not the first time Adebayor has been at loggerheads with the Togo FA. This led to the Togo FA spokesman confirming that the international career of the 28-year-old has been suspended for the moment. This means that he will not be taking part at the 2013 African cup of nations that will begin in January.

This is good news for the Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, who will be able to call on the services of his £ 5 million signing during the crucial month of January. If Adebayor had departed for Africa, then it would had left Villas-Boas with just one good quality striker in the form of Jermain Defoe. The two players have also been extremely good in recent weeks as a partnership. It is also extremely beneficial for Tottenham that they can build on this partnership rather than go back to square one once again.

“At the moment we benefit from that situation. We’ll probably have the player here in January, which is a massive boost as you know, it gives me other options and possibilities. He is very very important, we are speaking about a player that has meant so much to us. He also recognised that it had not been an easy choice for Adebayor. It’s his own individual stance regarding this situation,” said the Tottenham manager after the decision taken by the Togo FA. After not starting matches initially under the Portuguese, Adebayor has been an important player for Tottenham in recent weeks.

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