How Togo prepared their talisman Emmanuel Adebayor for AFCON

How Togo prepared their talisman Emmanuel Adebayor for AFCON
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jan 13, 2017. 13:30

Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he has been working with his national team coach Claude Le Roy as he's currently clubless.

The experienced striker has been a free agent since leaving English Premier League (EPL) club Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

Adebayor is now set to lead Togo's Sparrow Hawks at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals which will take place between January 14 and February 5 in Gabon

“Never in my life have I doubted what I can do on a football pitch Whenever I play and whichever team I play for, I always score goals, give assists and make things happen," Adebayor told the Herald.

“My confidence has not been affected at all. This is how football goes. Today you are a hero and the next you are a villain. For the past six months I have not played in any competition and that has been quite hard.

“Since the start of the season I have been working with the national manager in Togo, training with some local teams and with some friends," the 32-year-old continued.

“They are happy to learn from me and I am happy to learn from them. Every day is a fun process.

“I might have been out of competition, but I still love the game and am passionate about it. So I am still playing every day all over the area,” he concluded.

The Sparrow Hawks are in Group C along with defending AFCON champions Ivory Coast, Togo as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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