Clubless Adebayor to captain Togo
LOME: Striker Emmanuel Adebayor will captain Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations despite being without a club since leaving Premier League side Crystal Palace last May, the country’s football federation said yesterday. Adebayor and veteran goalkeeper Kossi Agassa are currently free agents yet both were included in the 23-man squad for the tournament starting later this month in Gabon. Agassa, 38, left French club Stade Reims last season while Adebayor has only played for Togo in the last eight months, although he has been linked with a possible move to French Ligue 1 side Montpellier once the tournament concludes. Togo are in Group C alongside holders Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco.