Friday, January 8, 2010

Togolese Football Team

Togo's football team had been training this week in the Republic of Congo prior to the Africa Cup of Nations, a continental tournament hosted in Angola that starts next week.  The team left training camp today by bus, and shortly after they crossed the border into a disputed Angolan territory, the buses were ambushed by rebels from a separatist group with machines guns who opened fire on them for twenty minutes.  The driver of the players' bus was killed and at least six players were injured.  Currently some of the professional club teams who have players from across Africa scheduled to play in the tournament are considering having them return to their clubs and not play due to the obvious safety concerns.

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