Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed why he opted against playing for France and instead picked Togo.
The 37-year-old retired player, who also turned out for Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, has admitted he had an option to represent France at junior level, but he turned down the offer.
“I had made my choice a long time ago because since I was playing for U15, I don’t have a choice,” the 37-year-old told 3Sports as quoted by Headtopics.
“Why did they give me a choice to play for France or Togo, I told them to forget it, it’s never going to happen. I can’t see myself playing for a national team of France.
“I’d have to go back home. I’m from Togo and I was born in Togo. So for me, I will die as an African so telling them those things but they have to decide what they want.”