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March 28, 2016

Adebayor makes Togo U-turn

Adebayor makes Togo U-turn

Emmanuel Adebayor

Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor will lead Togo’s charge for 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification with the burly forward to start against Tunisia on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

The Sparrow Hawks will be desperate to return to winning ways when they host the North Africans with three teams currently locked on six points in Group A after three rounds of fixtures.

Togo, Tunisia and Liberia have managed two wins apiece with the Lone Stars set to face Djibouti in Monrovia on the same day.

Defeated 1-0 by the Carthage Eagles in Monastir on Friday, Adebayor will return for the reverse fixture in Lomé.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, who turned down his initial call-up to the national side, reconsidered his decision at the request of the countries football officials.