Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor has been having issues
with his family for years and his sister has gone to the media a few times claiming he doesn’t take of them and has turned his back on them. She even said, Emmanuel kicked their mother out of his house in November 2014.
The Tottemham striker took to Facebook yesterday to share his side into his complicated personal life. He listed the things he has
done for his family accusingthem of using him for his
money, stealing from him and being ungrateful. His Facebook post below…
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
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.
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
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?
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.