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Report: Togo will play in African Cup

Report: Togo will play in African Cup

Togo has changed its mind and agreed to play in the African Cup of Nations, according to French sports daily L'Equipe on its Web site on Sunday _ despite a call from Togo's government to return home following the deadly attack in Angola.
"The entire delegation just met and, after all, we'll be on the pitch Monday to play against Ghana," midfielder Alaixys Romao, who plays for French club Grenoble, was quoted as saying. L'Equipe said he spoke shortly before 1 a.m. local time.
Efforts by The Associated Press to reach a tournament spokesman and Dossevi by mobile phone went unanswered.
"People died for this tournament, others were injured. We can't abandon them and leave like cowards. If we stay here, it's for them. But also so as not to give satisfaction to the rebels," Romao reportedly said.
"Our government doesn't necessarily agree with us but we are determined to play in this competition. The decision was taken unanimously."


Updated : 2021-10-28 17:21 GMT+08:00