Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor has made it clear he won’t be donating to his home country — and no amount of pressure can force him to do so too.
The professional footballer revealed that he won’t be pressured by his peers nor his fans to donate towards the global coronavirus crisis in his home country.
His comments come as a result of pressure from people wishing he’ll at least donate some form of relief packages amidst the crisis. He however stated that he won’t donate any money simply because people wish for him to do so.
“I always do things according to the wishes of my heart and not according to the words of others,” Adebayor said in a Facebook live video .
“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. 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.”
Adebayor, now 36, had signed for Paraguayan side Olimpia shortly before football was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.