Adebayor to Represent Togo

Clive Rose

Despite earlier statements, the latest news has Emmanuel Adebayor representing Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations.

UPDATE: K2 may yet be available for Spur's match against QPR, which needless to say, would be a nice gamble for interested fantasy managers.

BBC Sport - Emmanuel Adebayor to represent Togo at Nations Cup 2013

Adebayor met up with the Togo squad in Ghana for their pre-tournament training camp, but Tottenham are hopeful he can fly back for the trip to Loftus Road before heading off again.

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Spurs have two senior strikers at the moment. One of them, is going to miss the next month of the season.

Togo claim Emmanuel Adebayor will travel to Africa Cup of Nations | Football | guardian.co.uk

Togo claim Emmanuel Adebayor has changed his mind and will represent the country at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Adebayor said last year that he would not go to the tournament, which runs from 19 January to 10 February in South Africa, due to a row over team security and unpaid bonuses. But the 28-year-old Totteham striker appears to have had a change of heart, with reports in Africa on Monday morning suggesting he has flown to Ghana to meet up with the Togo squad for their pre-tournament training camp.

"Of course we're in the Africa Cup of Nations with Adebayor, we will be together in South Africa," head of the Togo Football Federation, Ameyi Gabriel, is reported to have told Radio Algeria International. "It is very important to have him there because he is our player and captain of the team."

I'm not making any sort of value judgement here. It's Adebayor's right to represent his country, and it's a high honor to boot. But it does put Spurs in a bit of a bind. K2 has just started to establish himself in the side after injury, and scored last week against Reading. They should be able to cope with just Jermain Defoe up front, as they did early in the season, but god forbid there's an injury or a loss of form... they could be in trouble as they look to maintain their good recent run.

All that being said, it's a good thing for fantasy managers. Defoe is the man. No worries about rotation at all. And playing QPR this weekend... he could be a nice pick.

For a single-gamer.

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