Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that nobody will stop him from playing at the next year African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur striker slammed European coaches for battling to stop top African stars from playing at the African Cup of Nations next month.
Following the Omicron variant outbreak, a number of European clubs are attempting to block the African players from playing the AFCON especially those in the red list zone.
The 33rd biennial competition will be played from January to February, and the European Club Association having the likes Chelsea, Liverpool, and Paris Saint Germain amongst it’s 234 members wrote to FIFA expressing concerns about the AFCON and threatening not to release players for the event.
However, Adebayor who played for several European clubs during his time in Europe with some of Europe’s biggest side said the attempt to the players isn’t a good one.
Adebayor in an interview with the press said: “There is no coach in the world that can prevent me from playing at the AFCON.”
“It’s disgusting that some persons are trying to prevent the African players from playing the AFCON.”