Despite his tribulations at club level, it will not stop Emmanuel Adebayor, former Crystal Palace player, from captaining Togo this month to the African Cup of Nations.
Adebayor has been without a club since last year, due to an issue with his agent which saw him being suspended by FIFA – the world governing football body.
The 32-year old, who has previously played for notable teams such as Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Real Madrid, amongst a few others, had posted a picture to his Snapchat. The picture was captioned: ‘Tea Time, Have a Nice Day #TeamSea’.
Currently, the squad members of the Togo side are in Saly, Senegal where they are undergoing training. Later, they would be heading into Gabon for the AFCON tournament.
Since 2000, Adebayor has played for the national team and has now been rewarded with the captain position. This is despite his lack of playing time this season.
Since the season, the striker has spent more time in his home country as he looks forward to being signed in by a club. However, no Premier League sides have shown interest in him.
When the AFCON tournament comes to an end, he might move down to Montpellier, French Ligue 1 side.
Adebayor spent four years in Tottenham, before moving to Crystal Palace on loan. He also spent some time at Manchester City as well.
In the 2017 African Cup of Nations, Togo find themselves in Group C, with three other teams namely Ivory Coast, DR Congo, and Morocco. On the 16th of January, Togo will go against Ivory Coast in Oyem.
The match would see him come up against Wilfried Zaha, his former colleague at Crystal Palace who on Wednesday, flew out to join his new Ivorian team mates. This was after he switched allegiance to Ivory Coast from England.