Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor and two Togo team-mates have been kicked out of the national team following a row over bonus payments.
He was axed along with striker Kader Cougbadja and defender Nibombe Dare.
The Togo Football Federation (FTF) acted "after analysis of indisciplined behaviour" by the trio "before and after" Saturday's Sierra Leone game.
On Friday, Adebayor said players have yet to receive bonuses promised to them for reaching the World Cup.
Togo moved top of group nine of the 2008 Nations Cup qualifiers after beating Sierra Leone 3-1 in Lome in a game in which Adebayor scored twice.
But according to the FTF, the ongoing problem over player bonuses is at the heart of its decision.
"These players made indecent remarks concerning the FTF management," FTF manager Zep Kuete told a local radio station.
Adebayor revealed on Friday that Togolese internationals, who threatened to boycott last year's World Cup over a bonus row, are still waiting to receive their payments for reaching the finals in Germany.
"The bonus problem is still there. We were given promises but still nothing has been done," said Adebayor.
"We're still waiting to see the management and it's in their interest to meet with us as soon as possible.
"Whatever happens, we're not going to let this go. If they don't pay up, I don't know what will happen."
The players are still waiting to be paid roughly a third of the US$162,000 they were promised for reaching the World Cup finals.
Togo has a history of bonus disputes between players and football officials. Their participation in last year's Nations Cup came under threat until mediators found a solution at the last moment.