- Emmanuel Adebayo has given the reasons he will donate money towards the fight against the deadly coronavirus in Togo
- The 36-year-old says he will spend his wealth the way he deems fit
- Togo has so far reported 88 cases of the virus with six fatalities
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Former Premier League star Emmanuel Adebayor has insisted that he will not make any donations towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic in his home country, Togo.
The country has recorded a total of 88 cases including six fatalities since the virus broke out last December.
Despite this development, the ex-Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur forward is not apologetic about his statement, saying he will do with his money what he chooses.
According to The Daily Mail, the 36-year-old, who recently joined a Paraguayan club, is self-isolating somewhere in his home country.
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The publication further highlighted that Adebayor understood clearly some of his colleagues have contributed huge amounts to the fight against the global pandemic.
But the former Togo national team captain has shrugged off the notion of responsibility on his shoulders during this Covid-19 season.
In a Facebook post he said:
"For those of you who say I don't donate, let me be very clear, I don't donate. It is very simple,'
"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 Lomé (capital of Togo)."
Adebayor joined a Paraguay side with Olimpia as a free agent earlier this year, but before the global shutdown was initiated, the former Real Madrid made his way back home.
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He was said to have had stopovers in France and Benin before finally making it back home and many believed he brought the virus back home with him from South America.
"Some think that I was the one who introduced the virus in Lomé,"he added. "It is very unfortunate, but this country is like that.
"They can compare me to Drogba, they can compare me to Eto'o, but unfortunately, I am not them," he concluded. "I am Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor and I will always do what I want.
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