Togo banned from future Africa Cup of Nations

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

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Togo have been punished by the Confederation of African Football following their decision to pull out of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations because of a terrorist attack on their team bus.

The national side will not feature at the next two tournaments, scheduled for 2012 and 2014, due to their decision to pull out of this year’s competition.

The horrific attack in which three people were killed, including the bus driver, shook the sporting world and the visibly distressed players opted to pull out of the competition and return home.

But it appears to have been a costly decision as the CAF announced the ban, stating that their decision not to play was forced by “governmental interference”.

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who was one of the players on the bus, only returned to training in Manchester earlier this week after being granted compassionate leave by the Premier League club.

The final of the competition between Egypt and Ghana, held in Angola, will take place tomorrow.


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