Togolese professional footballer, Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor, has said he is not going to donate to Togo, his home country in this Coronavirus era.
The reasons he stated for stating this audacious yet proud statement is because he believes he is not the one who introduced the virus to his country.
The former Arsenal, Manchester City, and Real Madrid striker said he is not as benevolent as Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto`o who have formed foundations to send relief items to deprived communities.
Adebayor stressed that he is not going to donate to Togo thus no one should count on him to donate or support the country’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The striker who currently plies his trade for Paraguayan Club Olimpia made this known in a Facebook live session.
As of Thursday, Togo has 88 confirmed cases with six deaths and it is among the poorest countries in the world, and Adebayor happens to be their best football export.
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‘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
‘I do what I want and eat what I want. Later, there will be people who will criticize me for the fact that I did not make a donation in Lome (capital of Togo).’
‘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.
“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.”