Togo Legend Emmanuel Adebayor Awarded $510,000 Over Unfair Termination of Contract

Togo Legend Emmanuel Adebayor Awarded $510,000 Over Unfair Termination of Contract

Isaac Darko
  • FIFA has asked Olimpia to pay Legendary Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor a sum of $510,000 for wrongful termination of contract
  • The Paraguayan club canceled Adebayor's one-year contract in June 2020, and the 38-year-old has not played since then
  • Adebayor has been capped by Togo 66 times, scoring 29 goals and playing at his country’s maiden World Cup in 2006

Former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor is set to pocket a half million-dollar payday - after Fifa ruled the striker's club had sacked him unfairly.

Adebayor joined Paraguayan club Olimpia in February 2020 on a one-year deal after leaving Turkish club Kayserispor in December 2019.

But his contract was torn up four months later after Covid-19 halted their season.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Paraguay, Olimpia, FIFA
Emmanuel Adebayor has landed a $510,000 payday. Credit: @reuters
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Adebayor made four appearances in the Paraguayan Primera Division and Copa Libertadores until football was suspended once Covid-19 became a severe global health risk.

And Fifa's football tribunal has now ordered Olimpia to pay Adebayor 510,000 dollars (£420,000), plus 12 per cent interest backdated to 2020.

"There's nothing we can do about contracts that were previously signed," Olimpia president Miguel Cardona said, quoted by Sun Sports.
"But the club will change its policy on salaries, and impose a pay cap.
"We had a demand for payment from Adebayor. We knew he was on 200,000 dollars a month."

Adebayor has not been active since his contract got terminated two years ago.

He is a well-travelled man in his football career, playing for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Istanbul Basaksehir and Kayserispor.

Emmanuel Adebayor Torn on Who to Support Ahead of North London Derby

Sports Brief earlier reported that Legendary Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor is divided on who to support ahead of the all-important north London derby, which will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 6.45 pm.

Tonight's north London derby which pits fierce neighbours Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs together has top four repercussions, with the winner likely to seal Champions League football next season.

Adebayor, who played for Arsenal and Tottenham at different points in his nomadic career, does not know which of his former employers to support.