Emmanuel Adebayor: Striker reveals family issues on Facebook

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has publicly laid bare some of the personal issues that have disrupted his career.

The 31-year-old Togo international was granted personal leave by his club last December and has struggled this season.

On Tuesday he posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page, giving an insight into the cause of what he described in March as his “dark moments”.

In the post Adebayor revealed the financial burden of supporting his family as well as ongoing conflicts.

However, he urged his readers to “keep in mind that none of this is about money” and said the “main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this”.

“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,” he wrote.

Adebayor’s complicated family life saw him given time off by Spurs, with the striker being quoted at the time as saying his mother had been practising black magic on him.

His open message appears to be an attempt to answer some of the questions as to why he was allowed to return home.

In 17 appearances for the London club this season, Adebayor has scored only twice.

Source : BBC