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Ghana call up Leicester's Joseph Dodoo to avoid England ties

Joseph Dodoo has had a fine season in the Premier League.

Leicester City's Joseph Dodoo has received his first call-up to the Ghana squad as the African country look to persuade him to switch his international allegiance from England, sources have told ESPN FC.

Dodoo, 20, has already been capped by England at under-18 level, but Ghana want him to play for the country of his birth and handed the youngster a call-up for the friendly against Guinea later this month and the crucial African Nations Cup qualifier with Mauritius in June.

The forward left Ghana...

 By Mark Gleeson

Morocco move on with Herve Renard following Badou Ezaki exit

Morocco, under new coach Herve Renard, have sealed a place at the African Nations Cup.

It seemed harsh when Badou Ezaki was forced from his job as coach of Morocco at the turn of the year after winning his first two matches in the African Nations Cup qualifiers and also ensuring the country a berth in the final stages of the 2018 World Cup preliminaries.

But the appointment of flamboyant Frenchman Herve Renard had precipitated the arrival of several new recruits and very quickly delivered for Morocco a definitive berth in the next Nations Cup finals.

A double win over the last four...

 By PA Sport

Emmanuel Adebayor returns to Togo squad for Tunisia qualifying clash

Emmanuel Adebayor is back in the Togo squad.'

Emmanuel Adebayor has ended his international exile and joined the Togo squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier against Tunisia on Tuesday.

Adebayor, who last featured for Togo in June 2015, rejected a callup last month and said he wanted to focus on his club football with Crystal Palace.

But the 32-year-old, who has previously been critical of Togo's off-field setup, returned to the fold after talks earlier this week.

"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester City's Yaya Toure to return for Ivory Coast after call-up

Yaya Toure lifted the African Nations Cup in 2015.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named in Ivory Coast's squad for their upcoming African Nations Cup qualifiers against Sudan.

Toure, 32, has not featured for Ivory Coast since helping the team lift the African Nations Cup in February 2015.

But the former Barcelona player, who has 100 caps to his name, is set to return to the international fold for his country's matches against Sudan this month.

"Yaya Toure had requested a break, which was understandable. He had given much to the selection...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Emmanuel Adebayor turns down Togo call-up to focus on Crystal Palace

Adebayopr said he would watch the games as Togo's 'biggest fan.'

Emmanuel Adebayor has said no to a Togo call-up because he wants to concentrate on club football at Crystal Palace.

Togo called the striker -- who joined Palace in January and has scored once for them so far -- into their squad for the African Nations Cup qualifier against Tunisia.

But former Spurs player Adebayor, 32, wrote on his Facebook page that he would turn the call-up down.