Saturday, March 28, 2009
Adebayor makes stunning comeback with a goal and a penalty miss (video)
By 1970’s Gooner
Arsene Wenger said before this international game between Togo and Cameroon that he would not object to Togo’s captain, Emmanuel Adebayor, playing.
And how grateful the Togo national team must be as the Arsenal striker, returning after a six week absence from action due to a hamstring injury, scored as early as the 11th minute.
He took advantage of a slip by Reading defender Andrew Bikey and slid the ball past Cameroon’s goalkeeper Kameni.
The African Footballer of the Year went on to complete the 90 minutes in Accra but blotted his copybook by missing a second-half penalty given away by Newcastle’s Geremi.
The match was played in neighbouring Ghana because Togo are banned from using their home stadium after rioting two years ago.
Arsenal’s Song did not start the game.
Togo: Obilalé Kodjovi - Daré Nibombe, Richmond Forson, Gaffar Mamah, Amewou Komlan - Alaixys Romao, Ayité Floyd, Moustapha Salifou, Cheriff Touré - Dossevi Thomas - Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor
Cameroon: Idriss Carlos Kameni - Bahanag Rigobert Song, Geremi Njitap Sorel, Benoit Assou Ekotto, André Bikey - Jean II Makoun, Stéphane Mbia, Mbam Mbam Modeste, Somen A Tchoyi - Samuel Eto'o Fils, Achille Webo