Togo striker and Captain Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor has suggested he might not take part in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) if he is still without a club and out-of-practice by December 2016.
In an exclusive interview with a Togo radio, the lanky striker noted;
“If I feel that I am not ready to go to the next African Cup of Nations, I will not… This is a national team and it must go to the Africa Cup of Nations with players who are fit and ready. May be, I will go to support my teammates but not to play”.
The former Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham and Crystal Palace striker hasn’t played club football since leaving England’s Crystal Palace in June and has been criticized in Togo for being unfit and not match sharp when playing for the national team.
Togo is drawn in group C alongside Cote D’Ivoire, DR Congo and Morocco.
GROUP A: Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau
GROUP B: Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Zimbabwe
GROUP C: Cote D’Ivoire, DR Congo, Morocco, Togo
GROUP D: Ghana, Mali, Egypt, Uganda
Source: Togo Radio