Adebayor, Rivers Utd’s Douhadji make Togo’s AFCON squad
Togo coach Claude Le Roy has included Emmanuel Adebayor and Rivers United defender, Yaovi Joseph Douhadji in Togo’s provisional squad to compete at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The Sparrow Hawks are in Group C along with AFCON defending champions Ivory Coast, Morocco as well Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Douhadji is one of seven defenders called up by Leroy. The 22-year-old defender says he has now set his sights on making the final 23-man list for the tournament.
He told his club website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng, “To be named among the best 25 players in my country is an extremely important thing. Now, I want to focus on working hard try to get the nod of the coach to make the final list.
“To represent my country at the AFCON will be a thing of great pride and I want to work hard to see that it happens.”
Douhadju is the youngest amongst 25 players named in the provisional squad.
Goalkeepers: Tchagouni (FC Marmande, France), Cédric Mensah (Le Mans, France), Kossi Agassa (club Less)
Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Hakim Ouro -Sama (AS Togo Port, Dyto), Gafar Mamah (Dacia, Moldova), Vincent Bossou (Young Africans, Tanzania), Sadat Ouro-Akoriko (Al Khaleej, Saudi Arabia); Dakeneam (Saint-Trond, Belgium), Joseph Douhadji (Rivers United, Nigeria)
Midfielders: Matthieu Dossevi (Standard Liège, Belgium), Serge Gakpe (Genoa, Italy), Ihlas Bebou (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Floyd Ayité (Fulham, England), Henriques Eninful (Doxa, Cyprus), Lalawele Atakora (Helsingborgs, Sweden), Prince Segbefia (Goztepe, Turkey), Alaixys Romao (Olympiacos, Greece), Franco Atchou (Dyto, Togo), Victor Nukafu (Entente II, Togo)
Forwards: Emmanuel Adebayor (Club less), Komlan Agbeniadan (WAFA, Ghana), Razak Boukari (Chateauroux, France), Fo Doh Laba (Berkane, Morocco).