Togolese International, Emmanuel Adebayor, has revealed why he hasn’t made any humanitarian or relief donations during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City star is one of Africa’s richest footballers with a choice collection of cars and mansions in Africa and Europe.

Adebayo, in a Facebook Live video says he won’t be joining his African compatriots like Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba in donating cash or relief materials to his home nation.

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‘Some think that I was the one who introduced the virus in Lome,’ he added. ‘It is very unfortunate, but this country is like that.’


“I’m sorry that people compare me to Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba by asking me why I don’t have a foundation or why I don’t donate, as if I was the one who brought the coronavirus to Togo.

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“I am neither the one nor the other, I am me, Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor and I will always do what I want. A word of advice for the guys regarding donations, I will not do that. Everything is clear and very simple. Thank you and good day.”

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As at Thursday, Togo has 88 confirmed cases with six deaths.

Adebayor  earned as much as £175,000 a week while at Manchester  City.