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Football: Togo's Adebayor to make dash back to lift Tottenham

Published on Feb 7, 2013 6:52 PM
 
Togo's forward Emmanuel Adebayor (right) vies with Burkina Faso's midfielder Charles Kabore (left) during the African Nations Cup 2013 quarter final football match Burkina Faso vs Togo on Feb 3, 2013, in Nelspruit. The Spurs striker is racing to get back in time from the African Nations Cup with fellow forward Jermain Defoe ruled out for as long as three weeks for the striker-light club. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is racing to get back in time from the African Nations Cup with fellow forward Jermain Defoe ruled out for as long as three weeks for the striker-light club.

Fourth-placed Spurs host improving Newcastle United on Saturday, with Adebayor set to be thrown straight into the team even though he has still not left Africa after Togo were knocked out on Sunday.

"We are trying to establish the best flight connections for him," coach Andre Villas-Boas told reporters on Thursday. "He will be selected for sure."

Spurs fans were shocked the club failed to bring in another forward in the January transfer window after a raft of activity on deadline day in previous years.

 
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