Togo goalkeeper Kossi Agassa could miss his country’s crucial final group game at the Africa Cup of Nations, after fans attacked his house this week.
Agassa was at fault for two of Morocco’s goals in the Sparrowhawks second game of the tournament, as the Group C minnows lost 3-1.
And in response supporters in Lome, the Togolese captial, vandalised the goalkeeper’s house, leaving him shaken.
‘Agassa does not deserve such treatment,’ manager Claude Le Roy said ahead of Tuesday’s game against DR Congo, in which a win will see Togo reach the quarter-finals.
‘We are all supporting him because, after all, football is a game.
‘He is very upset and it has had an impact on the morale of the whole team, I think it has scarred him too much psychologically.
‘His mum has so far found it difficult to talk about it, it was so stressful and a cause of panic for her. I really doubt he will be able to play a third match.’
Agassa, 38, has been a Togo international since 1998, and was their first choice when they reached the World Cup in 2006.
And although his absence would be a big blow for Togo, Le Roy insisted he understood the position.
‘He was really affected when he heard the news,’ added Le Roy. ‘Whether he wants to play or not, I will respect his decision.’
Source: Daily Mail
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