Spurs star Adebayor set to return to Togo national team

Emmanuel Adebayor has agreed to return to the Togo national team, 19 months after stepping down from international duties following a gun attack on the Togo team bus in Angola, which killed 3 people. The 27-year-old Manchester City striker, on a season-long loan at Tottenham, agreed to the comeback after meeting with Togo officials on Wednesday.

The Togolese Football Federation (FTF) released a statement on Thursday, saying: “Emmanuel Adebayor has reiterated his willingness to be back with the national team of Togo in view of the 2013 African Nations Cup and 2014 World Cup qualifiers. He is committed to playing at the start of qualifying games for those two competitions.”

Regarding his return, and assurances on player safety, Adebayor told BBC Sport, “I am happy to say I am returning for Togo and will avail myself for next week’s game against Guinea Bissau,” adding “The FTF agreed with the issues I raised and they resolved that they will solve these problems for the benefit of all the players.”

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