Soccer-Adebayor to play for Togo in Nations Cup - government

LOME, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor will play in the African Nations Cup after being persuaded to go back on his decision to boycott the tournament, a Togo government spokesman said on Tuesday.

"Adebayor was received yesterday in Accra by the head of state (Faure Gnassingbe)," Cleo Petchezi, director of communications for the presidency, told Reuters.

"Discussions continued this morning in Lome. Following them Adebayor has said he will return to his club and join the national team in a week."

The striker had previously said he was boycotting the tournament in South Africa, which starts on Jan. 19, because of a row over bonuses for the players. (Reporting by John Zodzi writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; editing by Tony Jimenez)