Emmanuel Adebayor has been likened to “a bad date” by Togo coach Tom Saintfiet, who says he will not select the Tottenham striker.
Saintfiet said Adebayor, 31, failed to respond to a call-up for an African Cup qualifier with Djibouti on 4 September.
In June he threatened to miss the match after being stripped of the captaincy.
Saintfiet said: “If you are dating a woman who does not want to respond positively, then you must look for another woman.”
Adebayor failed to reply to Togo management regarding last week’s game by text message or email, according to Saintfiet.
“For me, it is clear that he is a player who does not want to play for his country anymore,” added Saintfiet.
Adebayor is yet to feature for Spurs this season and has been left out of both their Premier League and Europa League squads.