Ex-Togolese striker, Emanuel Adebayo has clarified that he is fully a Nigerian.
Mr Adebayor said this in an interview with journalists aired on TVC.
The former Arsenal attacker claimed that despite being a Nigerian, he played for the Togolese national side since he was born and raised there by his parents.
“My fathers name is Adeyi Adebayor, my mothers name is Alisonmiola Adebayor, I am a pure Yoruba man. I was just born in Togo and raised there and I was brought up by Nigerian parents. But I am truly from Nigeria.
Emanuel Adebayo, also known as Emmanuel Adebayor, is a former Togolese footballer who left a lasting impact on the world of football. Born on February 26, 1984, in Lomé, Togo, Adebayor quickly rose to prominence as a talented and versatile player.
Mr Adebayor’s career began at the age of 16 when he joined the French club Metz. His exceptional skills and remarkable goal-scoring ability soon caught the attention of bigger clubs, leading him to sign with AS Monaco in 2003.
However, it was at Arsenal that the footballer truly established himself as a top striker. Joining the club in 2006, Adebayor’s impressive performances earned him recognition and respect from fans and fellow players alike.
In 2009, Mr Adebayor made a high-profile move to Manchester City, becoming one of their marquee signings. He continued to display his goal-scoring prowess, contributing significantly to the team’s success.
Adebayor’s international career for Togo was also great, He represented his country in several Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and played a vital role in their qualification for the FIFA World Cup in 2006.