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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Confusion over Adebayor ban
Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor denies his ban from the Togo team has been lifted
Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that he is yet to receive official notification that his suspension from the Togolese national team has been lifted.

The Arsenal striker and team-mates Kader Cougbadja and Nibombe Dare had been suspended by the national football federation on 25 March for indiscipline.

This followed their perceived lead role in demanding that World Cup players should be paid bonuses owed to them from last year.

The Togolese Federation claimed they have sent the players a letter informing them that their suspensions have been lifted but Adebayor disagreed.

"I have not received any letters or decision from the federation lifting the suspension. It's through the media that I learnt about this," Adebayor told a Togolese radio station.

"I have been in Lome for a week and no-one has approached me. In this situation I cannot rejoin the national squad."

The federation say that Adebayor has refused to receive the notification.

"We sent him notification of the lifting of the suspension through an intermediary. He sent it back," said federation manager Zep Kuete.

Togo are due to play Sierra Leone in a 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Freetown on Sunday.

SEE ALSO
Togo lift suspension on trio
24 May 07 |  African
Togo axe Adebayor and two others
25 Mar 07 |  African


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