WCQ: Adebayor omitted from Togo squad
WCQ: Adebayor omitted from Togo squad
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WCQ: Adebayor omitted from Togo squad

Togo head coach Claude Le Roy's has omitted captain Emmanuel Adebayor from his squad for next month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Comoros.

Le Roy named his provisional list for the preliminary round double-header which takes place in Comoros on 6 September and in Lome four days later.

No official reason has been given for the omission of Adebayor but his lack of action after leaving Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir at the end of last season is rumoured to be one reason that triggered his omission. 

The latest news comes after the former Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker was last left out for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Gambia last October.

Key Player

Apart from Adebayor, another player who has been overlooked by Le Roy is 35-year-old midfielder Jacques-Alaixys Romao who plays for French Ligue 1 club Reims.

James Olufade, whose eligibility to play for Togo was unsuccessfully challenged by the Gambia Football Association during the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers, returns to the Sparrow Hawks squad.

Among the new faces in the squad are players who have featured for Togo's local-based national team, including Agbozo Klousseh, Aigba Abdul Mubarak and Mubarak Abdul Bode.

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