Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has announced his retirement from international football.
Adebayor has reached the decision following the attack on the Togo team bus during this year’s African Cup of Nations, when three people were killed.
A statement from the 26 year-old said : “Following the tragic events during January’s African Cup of Nations, in which two of my fellow countrymen were killed by terrorists in Angola, I have made the very difficult decision to retire from international football.
“I have weighed up my feelings in the weeks and months since the attack and I am still haunted by the events which I witnessed on that horrible afternoon on the Togo team bus.
“We were just footballers going to play a football match and represent our country, yet we were attacked by people who wanted to kill us all.
“It is a moment I will never forget and one I never want to experience again.”
The attack, which happened as the team travelled by bus to Angola for the start of the continental showpiece, saw terrorists open fire on the coach in the Cabinda region.
An assistant coach and the team’s press officer – plus the coach’s Angolan driver – were killed and defender Serge Akakpo and goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale were among a number of passengers injured.
Togo pulled out of the tournament and were subsequently banned by the Confederation of African Football for the next two editions, a ban they re currently appealing against.