LUANDA: Togo have pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations following a deadly gun attack on their team bus in Angola. Organisers insist the tournament will go ahead and are stepping up security. But Togo midfielder Alaixys Romao told French paper L’Equipe: “We’re talking to the other teams in our group to try to convince them to boycott too.” Togo were due to play Ghana in their opening match in Cabinda on Monday and the Black Stars players have confirmed they are happy for the tournament to go ahead. Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso are the other teams in Group B. Togo coach Hubert Velud told French radio station RMC that he thought the Angolan authorities should consider cancelling the entire tournament.
Togo pull out
Published: 03:55 am Jan 10, 2010