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Togo is ready for Ivory Coast – Adebayor

Togo’s forward Emmanuel Adebayor is pictured during their African Cup of Nation 2013 quarter final football match against Burkina Faso on February 3, 2013 in Nelspruit, South Africa. PHOTO/AFP

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan 16 – Togo skipper Emmanuel Adebayor says they are ready to take on the reigning African Cup of Nations Champions Ivory Coast in their opening Group C clash on Monday.

The 32-year-old former Crystal Palace striker spoke to Togofoot after their final training session and said their opening match will be a tall order but they are well prepared.

“We are ready and we want to do something extraordinary for our supporters”, said Adebayor.

”Ivory Coast is a very strong team with many young players but we also have young players who are very talented, and we have more than half of the team that has already been at Africa Cup of Nations.

“It is to Côte d’Ivoire to lead the game, we will quietly play our game and we will see what it will give in the end,” he said.

Togo have made seven appearances at the Afcon with their best finish being in the quarter-finals in 2013.

-By Kwese Sport-