FilGoal | News | Tojo in the Joule: We reject what happened from Al Ain Club with Laba Kodjo … We want it against Egypt


Augustin Amiga, the official spokesman for the Togolese Football Association, revealed that the national team striker and Al Ain Laba Kodjo did not join the team’s mission in Cairo to meet Egypt due to the refusal of his Emirati team.

The official spokesman of the Togolese Federation told “Laba Kodjo did not join us because Al Ain Club refused to travel because if he traveled, he would be forced to go into health isolation for 14 days when he returns to his club.”

He continued, “This matter would make the player absent from his club for a long time, so they prevented his travel, but we refused that and we submitted a formal request to the African and International Union to intervene and preserve our rights.”

And he added, “Laba is a very important player for us and we want to play him against the Egyptian national team.”

The Egyptian national team, Togo, faces Egypt on November 14 and 17, in the third and fourth rounds of the qualifiers for the 2021 African Nations Cup.

And Amiga continued his speech, David Heenen, who will also miss the match, because his French club, Grunebel, refused to travel despite his recovery from Corona virus since the sixth of last November.

“But the club was afraid of the player’s travel in order not to be a carrier of the infection, and we respect their decisions.”

“The rest of the team was fine, and we had our first training session today, Tuesday, in Cairo, and things were good.”


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