Emmanuel Adebayor hasbeen very vocal about his Nigerian roots. To this effect, it was hardly surprising that he called on the Super Eagles of Nigeria to beat Tunisia in their round of 16 clash at the AFCON tournament on Cameroonian soil.


In a light chat with media personnel Mimi Fawazheld just before the Tunisia game last month in the company of former Super Eagles player Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Adebayor showed his support for the Super Eagles as he established that he has Nigeria flowing in his blood. The ex-Real Madrid and Manchester City striker said that his parents are originally from Nigeria and that he’s Nigeria despite representing Togo at international football level. He went on to say that the Super Eagles should win for him if they don’t want to win the Tunisia game for themselves. In the end, Emmanuel Adebayor and other Nigerians were left in a state of disappointment after the team lost 1-0 to the Tunisians.


Togolese football icon Emmanuel Adebayor has slammed European clubs over their reluctance to release African players for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament which starts in Cameroon on Sunday.


Emmanuel Adebayor ripped into the European clubs in a recent chat with GHANAsoccernet as he said that no team should have the right to stop a player from representing his country. According to him, no coach in the world can prevent him from representing his country at the AFCON tournament. Emmanuel Adebayor went on to say that it’s disgusting that some persons are trying to prevent players from representing their nations at the AFCON tournament which will take place across five Cameroonian cities as from January 9 to February 6.


Emmanuel Adebayor played a lot of London clubs in his Premier League career starting with Arsenal. Apart from the Gunners, he also turned out for Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace. In total, Emmanuel Adebayor featured for three London teams and he came closest to winning a major trophy during his time at Crystal Palace under Alan Pardew.

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor was in the Crystal Palace team that surprised a lot of people by going all the way to the 2016 FA Cup final thus opening up the opportunity of winning a first major trophy. The Eagles had not won any form of a major trophy in the top flight and the 2016 FA Cup final gave the South Londoners the chance to finally win a silverware.


Senegalese international Sadio Mane was able to increase his lead over Emmanuel Adebayor in terms of Premier League goals scored by African players after he scored against Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend. Mane moved to 101 goals and four more than Emmanuel Adebayor after he scored the second Liverpool goal at the expense of the Seagulls. The Senegalese attacker doubled the lead for his team after skipper Jordan Henderson had given them the lead.

Mane also found the back of the net and it was correctly ruled out for offside. That disallowed Liverpool goal wad the shot in the arm needed by Brighton as they were greatly improved for the rest of the game. The Seagulls got their reward with two goals from Zambian midfielderEnockMwepu and Belgian forward Leandro Trossard as they battled to a point at Anfield via a 2-2 draw. (more…)


Emmanuel Adebayor will go down in Premier League history as the man who was responsible for the craziest celebration that the competition has ever witnessed. The Togolese footballer was the centre of attention as he ran from one length of the pitch to another before sliding on his knee to celebrate his goal in front of the Arsenal fans at the Etihad Stadium on September 12, 2009.

The celebration is crazier considering the fact that he had just left Arsenal to sign for Manchester City in a £25m deal. Emmanuel Adebayor had spent over three years with the Gunners on the back of his transfer from AS Monaco in the French top flight. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played a big role in his transfer to Arsenal in January 2006. (more…)


Emmanuel Adebayor spent the best part of his club career in the Premier League where he played for three London teams and one team from Manchester. His first sojourn to the English top flight was in 2006 when Arsenal signed him from French side AS Monaco in a €7m deal.

Emmanuel Adebayor was a Premier League player for over a decade in the colours of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and Manchester City. While he was at Manchester City, Adebayor spent some time on loan in Spain with Real Madrid. (more…)


Nedum Onuoha has narrated what went down at the Etihad Stadium when Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated wildly after finding the back of the net against Arsenal in his first encounter with the Gunners shortly after he left them to join Manchester City in the summer of 2009. Manchester City paid £25m to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal.

Adebayor and Onuoha were teammates at Manchester City when the former scored and celebrated at the expense of the Gunners. Emmanuel Adebayor was one of the goalscorers for Manchester City who secured a statement win by beating Arsenal 4-2 to start the 2009/10 season with four straight wins. (more…)


Former Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is still eligible for the Togolese national team as he’s yet to call it quit with his career. The 37-year-old has been without a club since leaving Paraguayan club Olimpia few months into his contract last year partly due to the dreaded COVID-19.


Emmanuel Adebayor started his career with the Togo senior national team over two decades ago after opting to represent the Hawks. He was also eligible for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Emmanuel Adebayor became an instant hero in Togo after helping the team qualify for the 2006 African Nations Cup (AFCON) tournament. He scored 11 goals during the qualifiers for the tournament which was more than any other player managed. The tall striker also played a big part as Togo qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament on German soil. It was the first and only appearance for Togo at the FIFA World Cup till date.


Togolese football icon Emmanuel Adebayor spent three years at Manchester City on the back of his transfer from North London giants Arsenal in the summer of 2009. Emmanuel Adebayor controversially left the Gunners to sign for Manchester City in a £25m deal.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his Manchester City debut. It took him just three minutes to open his account for his new club against Blackburn Rovers. The Togolese international also scored on his home debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers off the assist from Carlos Tevez. Adebayor scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over the visitors.


Emmanuel Adebayor is an iconic football figure in the tiny West African nation of Togo. He stunned the Togo fans in 2010 after he announced his retirement from international football.


Adebayor made the announcement on the back of the attack on the Togolese team bus during the 2010 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Angola. Popular media outlet Sports Mole celebrated the 11th anniversary of his retirement from international football last month.