AVB uncertain over Adebayor

Andre Villas-Boas does not know whether or not striker Emmanuel Adebayor will travel to the Africa Cup of Nations.

Last Updated: 29/12/12 at 17:43 Post Comment

Emmanuel Adebayor: No decision yet on Africa Cup of Nations

Emmanuel Adebayor: No decision yet on Africa Cup of Nations

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits he does not know whether or not striker Emmanuel Adebayor will travel to the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa next month.

The Togo international has been left out of the squad for a warm-up game against Oman, although he has denied reports his absence is down to a dispute over bonuses.

Villa-Boas confirmed after the win at Sunderland that there is a dispute between the player and his national federation, but that Adebayor also has concerns over his safety.

Adebayor was part of the 2010 Togo squad whose team coach came under gunfire as it crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo into the Angolan enclave of Cabinda with two Togolese officials and an Angolan bus driver losing their lives.

Villas-Boas said: "It's very difficult for me to tell. At the moment, there is a dispute between him and the federation, the player has spoken about it already.

"He has also said that situation is not just about the dispute that they have, it is also about the fact that he doesn't feel comfort and safety in going to the Africa Cup of Nations.

"I can't put myself in his position to tell if he is going or not going because I respect the player, I respect the competition and if he has to go, we just have to make sure we address the problem he has."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

The Morning View: Mark Warburton and Alan McInally predict problems for Greg Dyke's foreign player reform

Greg Dyke will face many problems reducing non-EU imports - according to Mark Warburton and Sky Sports' Alan McInally

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola says Manchester United couldn't afford his stars

Pep Guardiola says Manchester United 'don't have enough money' to tempt top talent away from Bayern Munich.

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Mail Box

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property