January 11th, 2010
Togo Withdraw From The African Cup Of Nations
Mali players observe a minute’s silence in honour of those killed on Friday.
“I think a lot of players want to leave. I don’t think they want to be at this tournament any more because they have seen their death already… Most of the players want to go back to their family. No one can sleep after what they have seen.”
–Emmanuel Adebayor, speaking about Togo’s exit from the African Nations Cup after the shooting of the team bus en route to Angola on Friday afternoon. Many of the players called their families from bus to say their goodbyes, thinking they would not survive.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that passed in this horrific terrorist attack. Football is life, but it shouldn’t take lives.