UK time is: 11:37:17
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

Thank ***** for that.
murph
Thank ***** for that.
murph
> 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
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
> 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
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
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
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
Thoughts go out to the family of the dead, can't see this being the last incident though unfortunately.
magicmerson
Thoughts go out to the family of the dead, can't see this being the last incident though unfortunately.
magicmerson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
V Sad
col8
V Sad
col8
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Deeney In, Helenius Out? (Thursday April 17 2014)

Lambert Upbeat Ahead Of Saints Clash (Thursday April 17 2014)

Randy In Praise Of Lambert (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Villa Confirm Suspensions (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Culverhouse and Karsa Suspended (Tuesday April 15 2014)

U21s Lose To Chelsea (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived 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. Pride of Lions 845
2. The Fear 745
3. ClivetheVillan 294
4. Barney2004 245
5. Villan57 220
6. tarzan 193
7. Villan Of The North 192
8. sirdennis 186
9. Sussex Villan 176
10. BlackCountry Villa 173

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Crystal Palace 34 12 4 18 -14 40
12. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37
13. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32

Breaking League News

Spurs (a) - What the Record Books Say!
» Fulham : 18/04/2014 11:08:00
Dutch Youngster on United Radar
» Man Utd : 18/04/2014 10:56:00
Hammers Target Forty Points
» West Ham : 18/04/2014 10:51:00
It`s Chelsea for Fulham
» Fulham : 18/04/2014 10:43:00
Hammers Watching Dutch Youngster
» West Ham : 18/04/2014 10:38:00
I`ll Stay If……
» Fulham : 18/04/2014 10:34:00
Rooney Fit for Everton Clash!
» Man Utd : 18/04/2014 10:26:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Southampton will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 34%
Lose 50%
Draw 16%