Togo’s FA boss, has revealed he had the final word in the selection of Emmanuel Adebayor and Agassa Kossi, going against the decision of head coach Didier Six to leave out the duo.
Despite President Faure Gnassingbe holding talks Adebayor to overturn his decision not to play for the team at the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, the striker was omitted in Six’s initial squad.
“I insisted to Six on taking Adebayor and Agassa, especially after the meeting last week between Adebayor and President Faure Gnassingbe,” Togo FA boss Gabriel Ameyi told Togo’s Football Federation website.
Adebayor reportedly told Six just before the Wednesday deadline of the submission of the final squad that he was no longer interested.
Agassa Kossi on his part was left out after claiming he was injured, Six Claimed last week to l’Equipe.
“I was surprised by this especially after the meeting Adebayor had with the president,” said Ameyi.
“I decided after a brief meeting to change it.”
Agassa Kossi is expected to join the team this week after returning from injury to play with Ligue 1 side Reims.
Togo play their first game on January 22 against Ivory Coast in Rustenburg.