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Adebayor announces retirement

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has announced his retirement from international football with Togo.

Adebayor, 26, was captain of the Togo squad that came under fire from gunmen on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Angola.

The January terrorist attack resulted in two members of the team's support staff and the bus driver being killed, while several other members of the squad were injured.

Adebayor, who scored 16 goals in 38 appearances for the Sparrow Hawks, has now revealed that he no longer intends to play international football.

"I have weighed up my feelings in the weeks and months since the attack and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus," he said in statement.

"We were just footballers going to play a football match and represent our country, yet we were attacked by people who wanted to kill us all. It is a moment I will never forget and one I never want to experience again.

"The people who were on that coach together will forever be joined by a special bond – we are all brothers.

"I will always have the team and the people of Togo close to my heart and wish them every success in the challenges that they will face in the future."

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