UK time is: 15:24:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Salifou Shocked But Unhurt In Bus Gunning

An awful incident has occurred involving the Togo team bus in the African Cup Of Nations.

Moustapha Salifou has come out unhurt following a gunman opening fire on the bus carrying the team to the tournament.

It has been reported that Salifou has assured his brother that he is ok:

Salifou said: 'I am okay but extremely shocked and very upset.'

Sadly it appears that the bus driver has been killed and there are six seriously injured.

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor was also on the bus and is also uninjured.

Awful, just awful. Makes you fear for what might happen at the World Cup doesn't it?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 8 2010

Time: 7:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Thank ***** for that.
murph
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 19:40:00

Thank ***** for that.
murph
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 19:40:00

> Makes you fear for what might happen at the World Cup doesn't it? Not really. Angola is over 1500 miles away from South Africa - just because it's on the same continent, it doesn't mean it's a similar place. It's 1500 miles from London to Moscow - if there was an incident in Russia, would you doubt England's ability to host a World Cup?
IanSymes
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 19:49:00

I really hope people don't come out with any stupid comments, I've seen a lot of them from Arsenal fans re Adebayor. At the end of the day it was bloody horrible what happened, and the death of the driver really brings home just how awful it was. The fact is this tournament shouldn't even be on; as horrible as it is to hear about, what is just as horrible is how it is not even surprising.
Sheriff Kimbo
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 19:49:00

> Makes you fear for what might happen at the World Cup doesn't it? Not really. Angola is over 1500 miles away from South Africa - just because it's on the same continent, it doesn't mean it's a similar place. It's 1500 miles from London to Moscow - if there was an incident in Russia, would you doubt England's ability to host a World Cup?
IanSymes
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 19:49:00

I really hope people don't come out with any stupid comments, I've seen a lot of them from Arsenal fans re Adebayor. At the end of the day it was bloody horrible what happened, and the death of the driver really brings home just how awful it was. The fact is this tournament shouldn't even be on; as horrible as it is to hear about, what is just as horrible is how it is not even surprising.
Sheriff Kimbo
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 19:49:00

exactly kimbo. if this was france spain or england there would be so much more coverage. this is a terrible time for a tournament as far as the PL goes and why should sports ppl need to be victims of this. i bet the players are thinking thank fu*K we dont live here every day
black-messi
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 20:00:00

exactly kimbo. if this was france spain or england there would be so much more coverage. this is a terrible time for a tournament as far as the PL goes and why should sports ppl need to be victims of this. i bet the players are thinking thank fu*K we dont live here every day
black-messi
Report Abuse
08/01/2010 20:00:00

Thoughts go out to the family of the dead, can't see this being the last incident though unfortunately.
magicmerson
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 05:10:00

Thoughts go out to the family of the dead, can't see this being the last incident though unfortunately.
magicmerson
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 05:10:00

Don't think anyone would be disrespectful enough to come out with any 'funny' comments Sheriff, be assured if anyone prints anything in the article comments out of order they will be removed.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 11:43:00

Don't think anyone would be disrespectful enough to come out with any 'funny' comments Sheriff, be assured if anyone prints anything in the article comments out of order they will be removed.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 11:43:00

Thanks for the geography lesson Ian, maybe the line was a bit throwaway the way it was worded BUT the point very much remains, there were major security worries ahead of the WC anyway, things like this will only serve to add to them, where better to make your point than a major world tournament where the eyes of the world will be focused? Must admit (perish the thought) surprised games haven't been targetted before by the cretinous extremists who like to spread their hate filled doctrines to the majority of good normal people.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 11:47:00

Thanks for the geography lesson Ian, maybe the line was a bit throwaway the way it was worded BUT the point very much remains, there were major security worries ahead of the WC anyway, things like this will only serve to add to them, where better to make your point than a major world tournament where the eyes of the world will be focused? Must admit (perish the thought) surprised games haven't been targetted before by the cretinous extremists who like to spread their hate filled doctrines to the majority of good normal people.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 11:47:00

looked 'angry' that response Ian, you know me so know it wasn't. I meant :o) after 'thanks for the geography lesson' and do take your point, just there were major fears before, that won't have lessoned with this sort of incident at another large tournament.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 11:56:00

looked 'angry' that response Ian, you know me so know it wasn't. I meant :o) after 'thanks for the geography lesson' and do take your point, just there were major fears before, that won't have lessoned with this sort of incident at another large tournament.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 11:56:00

I believe Togo have now pulled out of the African Cup of Nations. Not surprised. Lets hope the rest remaining are able to remain safe.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 15:58:00

I believe Togo have now pulled out of the African Cup of Nations. Not surprised. Lets hope the rest remaining are able to remain safe.
The Fear
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 15:58:00

I heard the assistant manager and the press man have also now died - tragic but they must hold the competition, it means so much to the African continent!
merlin
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 18:41:00

I heard the assistant manager and the press man have also now died - tragic but they must hold the competition, it means so much to the African continent!
merlin
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 18:41:00

V Sad
col8
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 22:26:00

V Sad
col8
Report Abuse
09/01/2010 22:26:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Grealish, Alli, Arsenal & Chelsea (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair Signs Season Long Loan Deal (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair, Demba Ba & Others (Thursday January 29 2015)

An Interview With Carles Gil (Thursday January 29 2015)

Steer Won't Get Yeovil Loan Extension? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Weimann Wants Wembley (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Leicester FA Cup Tie Chosen For TV (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 1118
2. ClivetheVillan 765
3. Pride of Lions 714
4. Freeman14 688
5. Villan57 439
6. thefacehead 344
7. sirdennis 337
8. kefkat 321
9. CDX_EIRE 294
10. DeanoVilla 262

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23
13. Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 -8 23
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19

Breaking League News

De Laet & Drinkwater Talk Manchester United
Leicester City : 30/01/2015 15:22:00
Upson Up For Manchester United?
Leicester City : 30/01/2015 15:14:00
Jordan Wants As Mutch Game Time As Possible
Crystal Palace : 30/01/2015 15:01:00
Hunt Moves To Rotherham
Crystal Palace : 30/01/2015 14:54:00
Murray Pens Palace Extension
Crystal Palace : 30/01/2015 14:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vital Villa January Player Of The Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 5%
Clark 10%
Baker 0%
Okore 52%
Cissokho 1%
Hutton 4%
Sanchez 14%
Westwood 0%
Gil 9%
Delph 2%
Cleverley 1%
Benteke 1%
Weimann 0%
Gabby 1%