Togo missed out on the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The last time the Sparrowhawks participated in the continental competition was in 2017.
Frustrated by the team’s recent results, Emmanuel Adebayor is calling for the presence of former internationals in the staff. “Everyone would like their country to qualify for the AFCON. There is no one to find the right words to motivate players like me, which is what I have done throughout my career.
I was the youngest captain in the history of this country and I used to lead my older brothers… I used to tell them what to do,” the former Real Madrid player said in a Facebook post.
Adebayor also attacked the Togolese Football Federation for preventing him from approaching the players. “I go into the dressing room, they tell me not to go. I want to support my team, they tell me not to. While you have not invested in Togolese football more than I have.
If Claude Leroy took Agassa Kossi as goalkeeper coach despite the fact that he has no diploma, it is because he knows something about it,” said the former captain of the Sparrowhawks.