Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has finally spoken out about his malicious family deeds. For every great fortune comes a greater responsibility. Emmanuel Adebayor unveiled a great deal of secrets on his Facebook fan page about almost all his family members who have been taking advantage of the immense wealth he has earned as a professional soccer player. He admitted that family matters should stay private, but he opted to go public with his displeasure towards his family in order to help other African families (Adebayor is a Togo native) learn from what happened to him.
Emmanuel Adebayor has raised numerous accusations against his family. He claims to have had paid for a week of treatment with a faith healer for his mother, but she skipped out after just two day. Later on, he granted her money to start a cookie-selling business, and allowed her to use his name to promote it.
Emmanuel Adebayor purchased a staggering $1.2 million house in Ghana, he says, and let his sister Yabo and half-brother Daniel stay in it. But when he later went to visit the house, he discovered that Yabo had kicked Daniel out and she decided to rent out the whole 15-roomed house out. When he confronted her over the matter, both her and his mother yelled vigorously at him. He further accused his brother Rotimi, who he claims he helped get into a soccer academy in France, of stealing the cellphones of 21 of his 27 teammates.
Other than “only” stealing his money, Adebayor insists that his family non stop attempted to dent his career. He charged his deceased brother, Peter, with selling false stories about him to British blog The Sun, and writing a letter to Real Madrid – who Adebayor was on loan to at the time – trying to get him “fired”.
This is not the first time that Emmanuel Adebayor and his family’s problems are making their way to the public. Most of whatever occurred between him and Peter while he played for Real Madrid made it into the press, and last year there was a mediocre story that Emmanuel Adebayor asserted that his mother had practiced black magic on him. But in the past the short up comings between Emmanuel Adebayor and his family have merely been just isolated incidents, not the periodic predatory behavior that Emmanuel Adebayor is now denouncing his family for.
Check out the whole Facebook post and the associated image below.
SEA,I have kept these stories for a long time but I think today it is worth sharing some of them with you. It’s true that family matters should be solved internally and not in public but I am doing this so that hopefully all families can learn from what happened in mine. Also keep in mind that none of this is about money.
At the age of 17, with my first wages as a footballer, I built a house for my family and made sure they are safe. As you all know, I have received the trophy of African Player of the Year in 2008. I also brought my mother on stage with me to thank her for everything. In that same year, I brought her to London for various medical check ups. When my daughter was born, we contacted my mum to inform her but she immediately hung up the phone and didn’t wanna know hear about it. Reading your recent comments, some people said my family and I should consult T.B Joshua. In 2013, I gave my mother money so she could consult him in Nigeria. She was supposed to stay for 1 week; but 2 days into her stay, I received a call saying she left. Apart from all that l also gave my mother a great amount of money to start a business of cookies and different items. Naturally, I allowed them to put my name and picture on them so they can sell more. What else can a son do in his power to support his family?
A couple years ago, I bought a house in East Lagon (Ghana) for $1.2 million. I found it normal to let my older sister, Yabo Adebayor stay in that house. I also allowed my half brother (Daniel) to stay in the same house. A few months later, I was on vacation and decided to go to that house. At my surprise, I saw many cars in the driveway. In fact, my sister decided to rent out the house without me knowing. She also kicked Daniel out of that house. Note that the house had about 15 rooms. When I called her and asked for explanation, she took about 30 minutes to abuse and insult me over the phone. I called my mother to explain the situation and she did the same as my sister. This same sister says I am ungrateful. Ask her about the car she is driving or anything she is selling today?
My brother Kola Adebayor, has now been in Germany for 25 years. He travelled back home about 4 times, at my expense. I fully cover the cost of his children’s education. When I was in Monaco, he came to me and asked for money to start a business. Only God knows how much I gave him. Where is that business today?
When our brother Peter passed away, I sent Kola a great amount of money so he could fly back home. He never showed up at the burial. And today that same brother (Kola) is telling people that I am involved in Peter’s death. How? He is the same brother who went and told inaccurate stories about our family to “The Sun” in other to take some money. They also sent a letter to my Club when I was in Madrid so I could get fired.
When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones.
I would not say any anything about my brother Peter Adebayor because he is not here today. May his soul rest in peace.
My sister Lucia Adebayor keeps telling people that my dad told me to bring her to Europe. But what would be the purpose to bring her to Europe ? Everyone is here for a reason.
I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill. I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help. When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give the money and she would solve everything. Only God knows how much I gave her that day. People are saying I didn’t do anything to save my brother, Peter. Am I a fool to drive 2 hours to Togo for nothing?
I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage.
Today I am still alive and they have already shared all my goods, just in case I die.
For all these reasons, it took very long for me to set up my foundation in Africa. Every time I try to help the people in need, they had to question me and all of them thought it was a bad idea.
If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this. Thank you.