Tottenham star threatens to quit international scene

Togo striker Emmanuel AdebayorTottenham Hotspur’s Togolese international Emmanuel Adebayor has threatened to cease national team duties in light of a protracted pay dispute, the Daily Mail confirms.

The 28-year-old Premier League forward says he is not the only Togolese player waiting for money owed by the Togo Football Association, who continue to refuse payment.

The dispute relates to money owed by President Ameyi to Togo’s players for a game played against Morocco earlier in the month.

“Players come to me to ask about their money. It is a shame. I asked the Moroccan Federation how much they paid our Togolese FA. They told me that they paid €35,000 to President Ameyi.”

“[I know] the president has the money because the Moroccan FA will not lie to me,” said the striker. Adebayor continued to add that he will “retire from international football,” followed by other disgruntled team-mates looking to make a statement.

After retiring from international duty in 2010 following the traumatic gunfire attack on the Togo national team bus months before, the Spurs forward resumed his international career after the Togo FA pledged to bolster team security.

It now seems that the player could enter his second retirement due to events off the pitch.

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