There is no coach in the world that can prevent me from playing at the AFCON – Adebayor Blast European Clubs

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is almost upon with rumours suggest that European clubs will prevent their star players coming back to represent their National teams at the tournament

A revelation which has not gone down well with ex-Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor, who has hit out at European clubs who are thinking of denying their African players the chance of representing their countries.

In a letter to FIFA, however, the ECA raised concerns over travel restrictions and the spread of the Omicron variant.

“With regards to applicable protocols, as far as we are aware, CAF has not yet made available a suitable medical and operational protocol for the AFCON tournament, in the absence of which clubs will not be able to release players for the tournament,” a section of the statement said.

Adebayor who played for European clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid has however slammed the ECA over its reluctance to release African players for their AFCON

“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 at the AFCON,” he told the BBC Sport.

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