Togo international footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor has declared that he won’t donate any money to his country for fight against coronavirus.
Adebayor stated this while replying those criticizing him for not following the footsteps of Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba who continue to help Africa in the fight against coronavirus by generous donations to Cameroon and Ivory Coast respectively.
The 36-year-old, who is regarded as one of Africa’s richest footballers with a choice collection of cars and mansions in Africa and Europe, said he will not be donating any money to the cause against coronavirus because he didn’t bring the deadly virus to Togo.
“For those of you who say I don’t donate, let me be very clear, I don’t donate. It is very simple,” he said in a Facebook Live video.
“I do what I want and eat what I want. Later, there will be people who will criticise 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. 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.”
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