The Togolese Football Association announced that striker Laba Kodjo, the player of the Emirati team of Al Ain, will join the ranks of the first team, before facing Egypt, on the evening of Saturday, in the third round, for Group G, in the African Nations Qualifiers 2021, which will be hosted by Cameroon .
The official account of the Togolese Union wrote on the social networking site “Twitter”, saying: “After his final release by his club Al-Ain, striker Laba Kodjo will join the ranks of the first team in Cairo, before facing Egypt, in the African Nations qualifiers.”
The Togolese Federation had confirmed earlier that the Emirati club Al Ain had refused to join the first team striker Laba Kodjo to the camp of his country’s national team, which is currently in Cairo, in preparation for the confrontation with the national team on November 14, before facing it again on the 17th of the same month in Togo, in the African qualifiers. Qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon, due to the quarantine rules in place in the UAE.
The Togolese Federation published a statement on its official website denouncing the failure to include the Al Ain striker in his country’s national team camp, which comes due to quarantine rules that require returnees to the UAE to enter for a period of 14 days upon return, which will keep the player away from some of the posts with the club.
The Togolese Federation confirmed that Al Ain Club thus rejects FIFA regulations that allow all players to join their country’s national teams during this period.
The Comoros national team tops Group G with 5 points, after drawing its host Kenya, 1-1, while our national team ranks third, with two points, and finally Togo, with one point.