Now Reading:

Doubt over Togo's participation in tournament

world news

Doubt over Togo's participation in tournament


The African Cup of Nations gets underway in Angola today with confusion surrounding whether or not Togo will take part.

The Togolese government says it’s pulling the team out of the competition.

That’s after Friday’s bloodshed when the players’ bus was ambushed by rebel gunmen in the Angolan enclave of Cabinda.

The squad’s press officer and assistant coach where killed in the carnage that lasted around 30 minutes.

However French media are reporting that the team has unanimously agreed to play on in memory of those who died.

They were due to take to the pitch on Monday for their opening match.

Meanwhile the separatist rebels blamed for the killings issued a chilling threat that further violence is to be expected and plans to destroy the tournament have only just begun.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article