Friday, 8th January 2010

In an incident that has shocked the football world, the Togo national team were attacked in Angola ahead of the African Nations Cup kicking off this weekend. Gunmen representing a rebel faction in the host country Angola attacked the team bus, shooting at it repeatedly with machine guns.

Reports suggest that two Togo players have been injured, whilst the bus driver has sadly died. In total nine members of the Togo party were injured.

Doubt has now been cast upon the team’s involvement in the Nations Cup. Despite organisers saying the tournament will still go ahead many of the Togo team are understandably shaken.

Togo captain and Man City striker Emmanuel Adebayor told BBC Africa, "If we are not sure [about the team’s security] then we will be leaving."

"So I will talk with the team," the former Arsenal man said, "and we will discuss between us and take a group decision that we think is good for our careers, good for our lives and good for our families, because at the end of the day it is only football."

The football world will now watch and wait for the fallout from this incident.



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