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I did not bring Covid-19! Emmanuel Adebayor refuses to donate to his home country’s war against Corona virus

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Ex-Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor has faced online backlash from football fans after he said that he will not make any donations towards Togo’s fight against coronavirus.
The backlash comes after his fellow African footballers including Victor Wanyama and Samuel Eto’o stepped up to help their countries fight against COVID-19.

The 36 year-old is currently stuck in quarantine in Benin over the coronavirus pandemic, according to his Paraguayan Club Olimpia.

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Emmanuel Adebayor has a net worth $45 million dollars.

And according to the Sun, Adebayor is not apologetic about his statement, saying he will do with his money what he chooses adding that he did not bring the virus to Togo.

“I always do things according to the wishes of my heart and not according to the words of others,” he said in a live video on his official Facebook page on Thursday.

“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.”

According to him, “I am neither the one nor the other, I am me, Seyi Emmanuel Adebayor. 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.”

However, in an interview with Goal.com, Adebayor defended his refusal to donate to his country, Togo, in the fight against COVID-19.

“I’m sorry that people compare me to Eto’o and Drogba by asking why I don’t have a foundation or donate, as if I brought coronavirus to Togo. A word of advice for the guys regarding donations, I won’t do that. Everything is clear and simple. Thank you and good day,” the Togo international said.

Adebayor, who also played for Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace during a decade-long stay in the English Premier League, made a surprise move to the Paraguayan champion in February having left Turks Kayserispor in December.

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Club signs “25-year-old goalkeeper” but fans think he’s 45 [See photos]

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Social media across Africa on Wednesday, February 10 was sent into a frenzy by one Nigerian Club – Mighty Jets International Jos.

The Mighty Jets, took to social media to unveil their new range of kits for the upcoming Nigerian National league season while profiling its players.

One player, however, caught the eye of netizens, Goalkeeper Gobum Rotduwe.

According to the club, “Rot. D” was born on September 13, 1995, meaning he is 25 years old now.

Fans took a swipe at the club, most claiming the goalkeeper has lied about his age.

What’s your take on his age?

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Club signs “25-year-old goalkeeper” but fans think he’s 45 [See photos]

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Social media across Africa on Tuesday, February 9 was sent into a frenzy by one Nigerian Club – Mighty Jets International Jos.

The Mighty Jets, took to social media to unveil their new range of kits for the upcoming Nigerian National league season while profiling its players.

According to the club, “Rot. D” was born on September 13, 1995, meaning he is 25 years old now.

Fans took a swipe at the club, most claiming the goalkeeper has lied about his age. What’s your take on his age?

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Barcelona appoint Koeman as new coach

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Barcelona have appointed Ronald Koeman as their next coach, the club said in a statement on Wednesday, as the Catalans look to rebuild after their 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.

Koeman, who has left his role as manager of the Netherlands, has signed a two-year-deal with Barcelona, who sacked Quique Setien on Monday after he presided over the club’s worst defeat ever in European competition.

Koeman, who will be officially presented at the Camp Nou stadium later on Wednesday, is dearly loved at Barca for his role in Johan Cruyff’s hugely successful side known as the ‘Dream Team’ and for scoring the goal that delivered the club’s first ever European Cup in 1992.

The defender later became the club’s assistant coach before embarking on a career as a head coach, managing Dutch sides Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord plus Premier League sides Southampton and Everton and La Liga’s Valencia.

“Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have come to an agreement for him to be the team’s coach until 30 June 2022,” said Barca’s statement.

“A club legend and Barca’s hero at Wembley who gave fans their first European Cup, Koeman is coming back to the Camp Nou. But this time he will be in the dugout to lead the team.”

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