Soccer-Togo’s Romao refuses to play in Libya for safety reasons (Reuters)

June 11 (Reuters) – Togo midfielder Alaixys Romao has decided not to play Friday’s soccer World Cup qualifier in Libya because of safety concerns, saying on Twitter that he was heading back to France where he plays in Ligue 1. Togo were the targets of an attack during the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola when separatist gunmen ambushed their bus in the Cabinda province, killing three members of the squad and forcing them to withdraw from the tournament. …

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