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Togo team bus attacked by gunmen in Angola

French media reports say a bus carrying the Togo national football team has been attacked by gunfire in Angola ahead of the African Cup of Nations. Several players are reported injured.

world Updated: Jan 09, 2010 00:41 IST

French media reports say a bus carrying the Togo national football team has been attacked by gunfire in Angola ahead of the African Cup of Nations. Several players are reported injured.

Togo striker Thomas Dossevi tells radio station RMC that "several players are in a bad state".

He says the team was "shot at like dogs" by hooded gunmen who were "armed to the teeth".

Another player, Alaixys Romao, says he believes seven people were hit by machine gunfire, including two players.

The team traveled by bus into Angola from neighbouring Congo, where they had been training. The 16-team tournament starts on Sunday. Togo is due to play its opening match on Monday against Ghana.