No coach can stop me from playing AFCON – Emmanuel Adebayor

Togolese football legend, Emmanuel Adebayor has slammed European coaches trying to stop their African stars from playing in the Africa Cup of Nations next month over COVID-19.

A number of European clubs are attempting to block their African players from playing friendlies and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and even the AFCON especially those in the Covid 19 “red list” zones.

AFCON will be played from January to February and the European Club Association, having the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain among its 234 members, wrote to FIFA expressing concerns about AFCON and threatening not to release players for tournament.

Reacting, Adebayor, who played for several European clubs during his playing days told per GHANAsoccernet;

“There is no coach in the world that can prevent me from playing at the AFCON,”  “It’s disgusting that some persons are trying to prevent the African players from playing at the AFCON.”





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