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Adebayor Axed After Death Threat

Adebayor Axed After Death Threat

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been axed from from the Togolese national team following a dispute regarding match bonuses.

The bombshell came only hours after Ade revealed he was considering his international future after he received a death threat prior to his team's match with Sierra Leone.

Manu said, 'Before the match, I received threats to my life warning me to play the match or else. Thank God I scored two goals in this qualifying match against Sierra Leone. I do not know what would have happened to me if I had not scored those goals.'

'I am only trying to put certain things right and correct a few mistakes in Togolese football but it appears some people do not like it,'

Despite netting twice the bonus dispute continued and now the leggy striker has been dropped.

Adebayor and two other players were axed 'after analysis of indisciplined behaviour shown by the players before and after the match Togo-Sierra Leone' offical scources revealed.

FTF manager Zep Kuete told national radio 'These players made indecent remarks concerning the FTF management.'


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday March 25 2007
Time: 11:54PM

Comments

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I wonder if the Togolese F.A gave them footballs this time? Because they didn't for the Wrold Cup.
Little Dutch
26/03/2007 06:22:00
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Makes you wonder if playing for your national side is worth all that. Imagine if he hadnt scored any goals !! Its not the 1st African side too, happens with Nigeria quite often, I believe.
prits
26/03/2007 07:44:00
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Well it can be only good news for Arsenal. No african nations for him in January, and no tiredness after pointless international friendies and long flights.
D4NNYT
26/03/2007 09:46:00
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Is this the most violent language used in a vital article title ever?! When I first saw it, I thought Ade had literally been axed!
Little Dutch
26/03/2007 10:55:00
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I am glad that he scored two goals he has been our best striker this season bar van persie. And he has brought exactly what we need to our team his ability to hold the ball up and skill is immense. If they want to drop him then good cause that gives me one less player to worry about for internationals. But death threats!?!?! thats not right for tryin to show your passion for ure country
Thierry_Power
26/03/2007 13:03:00
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I guess in a country where the annual average wage is likely to be a tenth of Adebayor's weekly wage - I am working on the basis of Adebayor being one of the poorer paid players - I guess it is hardly surprising yet to be condemned that threats are made if players are threatening not to play if they don't get paid 'extra' money. Amazingly this also occured in the World Cup tarnishing the achievement of Togo get there ahead of the likes of Nigeria and Cameroon. In a country where watching your nations' team is one of the few pleasures amongst a life where most suffer unrelenting poverty, the acts of a few players squabbling over an amount of money that could feed a village for a year or two simply highlights how immoral football has become and how players often don't give a damn about the ordinary people anymore.
Sir_Harry
26/03/2007 13:03:00
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The problem is not the money not being paid, it is the fact that the Togolese F.A have been taking the money off of the players and keeping it for themselves. If in your workplace your boss retained 50% of your wages for himself, presumably you would not argue on the basis that 50% of your annual salary could feed an African village? Togo did not have footballs or goalnets for their World Cup training camp. Of course it's ahrder to actually look at what happened and easier to produce another inaccurate wind up post, indicative of the moaning, malcontented and highly annoying tw*t you have become. You are a cancer on this site at the moment, please go away and stop behaving like a spoilt little child.
Little Dutch
26/03/2007 13:15:00
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SH - what uninformed nonsense !! If you are promised a bonus, and not paid one, are you going to shut up and not do anything abt it? Are you going to say - oh, you know what, that money can feed a village for a year or 2, so I'd rather not fight over it !!
prits
26/03/2007 13:15:00
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that why i always keep on argueded my friends that africa ill never win the world cup in our generation becouse of the corruptive leaders we have in every orginasations in that continent. we have most of he best players in the major league in europe. what have we done in the world cup? reach the quater only 2 times some ppl think is good achievment with all those talented players we have. i live in australia and i cant be bother to wake up in the middle of the night to watch any game when the africa nation cup is on i ill rather not miss any arsenal game that is on tv
fellow
26/03/2007 14:00:00
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Litte Dutch, what has happened to this high and mightly attitude regarding personal abuse?... the post was about how he had recieved death threats and obviously they have come from people who have no understanding or couldn't care less about the situation with the Togolese FA - I deal with labour disputes, and confrontation/withdrawl of labour is always an absolute last resort ... my girlfriend is having an argument with her employer about overtime and bonus payments at the moment but she hasn't threatened to down tolls .. considering how much players are paid these days, is it so much to ask that they turn out .. the amount they are paid for internationals is but a pittance compared to their club wages - if it was a question of adequate insurance then thats another matter. The fact that a FA in the world cup for the first time might be totally unprepared ought not to be any surprise .. I'm sure its happened before and will happen again. So what was so wrong with that statement - look at it from the misguided Togolese fan's perspective
Sir_Harry
26/03/2007 14:54:00
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