Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has turned down the chance to represent his native Togo in their upcoming friendly matches with Tunisia as he wants to focus fully on ending the season well at Selhurst Park.

The 32-year-old signed with Palace on a short-term deal in January as manager Alan Pardew looked to solve the club’s goalscoring issues. In his seven appearances so far, Adebayor has only managed a solitary goal, which came in the 2-1 defeat to Watford.

Togo hoped to call upon the services of Adebayor in their two friendly games against Tunisia on March 22nd and 26th, but the striker used his Facebook page to explain why he’s chosen not to go and represent his country.

He said:

If he did travel to play for his country, Adebayor would not miss any games for Crystal Palace, but he seems to be keener to stay with the Eagles as he looks to fully settle into the club.