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Togo to pull out of Africa Cup of Nations

Togo look set to pull out of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola following the terrorist attack on the team's bus by separatists from the Cabinda region on Friday which left three people dead (the team's driver, assistant coach and press officer dead) and goalkeeper Dodji Obilale critically injured.

Despite the horrific nature of Friday's events it appeared as if the Togo players wished to remain in the competition. 'In memory of the dead, the national team has decided to play in the Africa Cup of Nations,' Nantes forward Thomas Dossevi told reporters.

However, the Togolese government has since demanded that the players and staff leave Angola. The country's Prime Minister, Gilbert Houngbo, made it clear that the team's participation will not be supported by the government: 'If a team or some people present themselves under the Togolese flag, it will be a false representation.'

Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor has since told French radio that the team will head home later this afternoon. The first round of games of the Arican championship are set to take place tomorrow with Togo scheduled to face Ghana.

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