Emmanuel Adebayor to lead Togo at Afcon 2017
Posted: 5 January 2017 Time: 12:36
Emmanuel Adebayor will lead Togo at the African Nations Cup despite having not played any club football since leaving Crystal Palace in May, the country’s football federation said on Thursday.
He and veteran goalkeeper Kossi Agassa were both included in the 23-man squad for the tournament in Gabon despite being without a club.
Agassa, 38, left French club Stade Reims last season while Adebayor has only played for Togo since May, although he has been linked with a possible move to Montpellier in Ligue 1 once the tournament is over.
Togo compete in Group C at the finals, which runs from Jan.14-Feb. 5, with holders Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco.
Goalkeepers: Kossi Agassa (unattached), Cedric Mensah (Le Mans), Baba Tchagouni (FC Marmande)
Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Trabzonspor), Vincent Bossou (Young Africans), Djene Dakonam (St Truiden), Maklibe Kouloun (Dyto Lome), Abdoul Gafar Mamah (Dacia Chisinau), Sadat Ouro-Akoriko (Al Khaleej), Hakim Ouro-Sama (AS Port Too)
Midfielders: Lalawele Atakora (Helsingborg), Franco Atchou (Dyto Lome), Floyd Ayite (Fulham), Razak Boukari (Chateauroux), Mathieu Dossevi (Standard Liege), Henritse Eninful (Doxa Katakopias), Alaixys Romao (Olympiakos), Prince Segbefia (Goztepe)
Forwards: Emmanuel Adebayor (unattached), Komlan Agbegniadan (Wafa), Ihlas Bebou (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Serge Gakpe (Genoa), Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba (Renissance Berkane).