Former Arsenal and Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor has refused to donate to his home country Togo towards the war against novel Coronavirus.

The 36-year-old now plays for Paraguayan Football Club Olimpia, used pocketed over £100,000 in a week when he used to play in the Premier League. Adebayor also represented Tottenham Hotspurs.

The Togolese international was recently earning a whooping £38k in a week at Istanbul Basaksehir with his estimated net worth clocking £36m.


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Despite massive earnings, Adebayor has refused to donate to Togo, a country he was born and raised in to help fight COVID-19. He since told off critics.

He has also released a video online saying that he “did not bring the coronavirus to Togo” and he will continue to “do what I want to do.”

Speaking on a Facebook Live video, the Lome-born star said: “For those who say that I do not donate, let me be very clear, I really do not donate. This is very simple”.

“I do what I want to do, eat the food I want, and this is the most important. Then, there will be those who criticize me for not having established a charity in Togo.

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“But it seems that I brought the coronavirus to Togo, it is very unfortunate, but this is the case and what happened in the country.”

Cameroon legend and former Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o rendered massive donations to his country people, including sanitizers, food, soap, and personal protective equipment. Other Football stars who have donated to their African nations include Sadio Mane of Senegal and legendary football star Didier Drogba who donated, the soon-to-be-completed Laurent Pokou hospital, built by his Drogba Foundation, to Ivory Coast’s government as a facility to screen for the disease.

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So far as of Thursday, 23rd April, Togo has confirmed 88 Cases of COVID-19 cases, with 56 recoveries and 6 deaths.


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