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Monday, Feb. 1, 2010

Adebayor lashes out over Togo ban

PARIS (AP) Emmanuel Adebayor has called for Confederation of African Football boss Issa Hayatou to quit after the "monstrous" decision to suspended Togo from the next two editions of the African Cup of Nations following its withdrawal from the tournament.

The Manchester City striker was on the Togo team bus when it was attacked in the northern province of Cabinda by gunmen two days before the Jan. 10 start of the tournament. An assistant coach and team spokesman were killed in the attack.

"Mr. Hayatou has done much for Africa but now he must clear off. This decision is monstrous," Adebayor was quoted as saying on the Web site of sports daily L'Equipe on Sunday, adding that he feels "totally betrayed."

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