PREMIERSHIP star Emmanuel Adebayor narrowly escaped death yesterday after gunmen raked his Togo team bus in an ambush.

The machine-gun toting gang sprayed the African Cup of Nation’s side’s vehicle, injuring two players and killing the driver.

Adebayor, 26, and Aston Villa’s Moustapha Salifou , 25, were both travelling with the Togo side as they drove into Angola from their training camp in Congo.

Both were unhurt – but two of their teammates were shot.

Alaixys Romao, who plays for Grenoble in France, said: “There should be a boycott. Why not cancel the matches? We just want to go home.”

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

Akakpo has had successful surgery, while reserve goalie Kodjovi Obilale, who plays in France, was also wounded.

He said: “If security is not sure then we will be leaving today.

“I don’t think the players will be ready to give their life.

Dossevi added: “I’m OK but several players are in a bad state.

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Horror as international side are ambushed by gunmen while travelling to tournament

PREMIERSHIP star Emmanuel Adebayor narrowly escaped death yesterday after gunmen raked his Togo team bus in an ambush.

The machine-gun toting gang sprayed the African Cup of Nation’s side’s vehicle, injuring two players and killing the driver.

Adebayor, 26, and Aston Villa’s Moustapha Salifou , 25, were both travelling with the Togo side as they drove into Angola from their training camp in Congo.

Both were unhurt – but two of their teammates were shot.

Alaixys Romao, who plays for Grenoble in France, said: “There should be a boycott. Why not cancel the matches? We just want to go home.”

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

Akakpo has had successful surgery, while reserve goalie Kodjovi Obilale, who plays in France, was also wounded.

He said: “If security is not sure then we will be leaving today.

“I don’t think the players will be ready to give their life.

Dossevi added: “I’m OK but several players are in a bad state.

Read the article on Glasgow Daily Record

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