Nigeria-born footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor, has insisted that he will not be making any donations towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic in his homeland, Togo.
The French-speaking country has recorded a total of 88 cases, including six fatalities since the virus broke out last December. Despite the development, the former Premier League star is not apologetic about his statement, saying he will do with his money what he chooses.
According to Daily Mail, the 36-year-old, who recently joined a Paraguayan club, is self-isolating somewhere in his home country. The publication further highlighted that Adebayor understood clearly some of his colleagues including Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto’o and former Chelsea star, Didier Drogba have contributed their quota for the battle against the scourge.
But he has shrugged off the notion of responsibility on his shoulders during this COVID-19 season. “For those of you who say I don’t donate, let me be very clear, I don’t donate. It is very simple,” Adebayor said in a Facebook Live video, as reported by Marca.
“I do what I want and eat what I want. Later, there will be people who will criticise me for the fact that I did not make a donation in Lomé (capital of Togo). “They can compare me to Drogba, they can compare me to Eto’o, but, unfortunately, I am not them,’ he concluded. I am Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor and I will always do what I want.”
Adebayor joined Paraguay side with Olimpia as a free agent earlier this year, but before the global shutdown was initiated, the former Real Madrid maneuvered his way back home.
“Some think that I was the one who introduced the virus in Lomé,’ he added. ‘It is very unfortunate, but this country is like that.” he concluded.
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