9 Jan 2010

Togo players considering leaving Africa Cup of Nations following attack

4:30 pm on 9 January 2010

Togo's stunned players are considering pulling out of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament after their team bus came under sustained gunfire in Angola.

The driver of the Togo team bus was killed in the incident in the northern province of Cabinda, while nine others were injured including two players, an assistant manager, physio, goalkeeping coach and another coach.

Organisers insist the tournament will go ahead but Togo's players will met to discuss returning home.

Captain Emmanuel Adebayor, who plays his club football for Manchester City, says if they're not sure about security then they'll be leaving.

Defender Serge Akakpo, who plays for Romanian club Vaslui, was hit by two bullets and lost a lot of blood in the attack in Angola's oil-rich territory of Cabinda, which is due to host seven matches.

Fifa has also expressed their concern about the attack and is expecting a full report on the situation.

The tournament is scheduled to start tomorrow night.