Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will skip next month's African Nations Cup.,

Adebayor has announced that he will suspend his international career with Togo after a pay dispute failed to be resolved.

He released a statement which read: 'Togo international and captain of the Sparrow Hawks Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor hereby brings to the notice of the general public that he is suspending his international career with Togo team."

The former Manchester City man retired from international football in 2010 after the team bus was attacked by militia in Angola.

He returned to the fray this year, and has been instrumental in their qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations.