Togo Youths Make Frantic Efforts to Catch a Glimpse As Legendary Emmanuel Adebayor Takes to the Streets

Togo Youths Make Frantic Efforts to Catch a Glimpse As Legendary Emmanuel Adebayor Takes to the Streets

  • Emmanuel Adebayor remains a cult hero throughout Togo following his impressive football career for the nation
  • The former Arsenal and ex-Manchester City forward was mobbed as he walked across a street in Togo
  • While some of the youths brought out their phones to take photos of the superstar, others made attempt to help clear his path

The former team captain of the Sparrow Hawks of Togo, Emmanuel Adebayor, was mobbed by a crowd after attempting to walk around in his home country.

The 38-year-old, who featured for top European clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester City, could not help but express joy as youths marched with him in a local community.

He shared a clip on his Instagram story showing hundreds of youths making frantic efforts to see him as they moved around.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Arsenal, Togo
Emmanuel Adebayor was spotted on the streets of a Togo community. Photo: e_adebayor
Source: Instagram

The star who was on his dreadlocks was clad in a free-flow ‘Senegalese attire’ as he moved majestically with pride.

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Some of the youths could be heard saying ‘Welcome Seyi’ while another voice was heard screaming ‘clear the way'.

Many of the youths brought out their phones and clicked away as they all expressed delight to see arguably the greatest footballer ever from Togo.

Adebayor featured for the national team for almost two decades scoring 32 goals in 85 matches between the years 2000 and 2019.

He represented the Togo national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the country's debut and, to date, only appearance at the World Cup.

The former forward was crowned the Africa Player of the Year in 2008.

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Meanwhile, thousands thronged this year’s Evala event in Togo as the country’s football legend and former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor was also spotted.

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The évala’ are traditional festivals during which the famous Kabyé duel fights take place. It is an opportunity for the young évalou to show their power.

It was gathered that it is the most important event in the country as it features wrestling matches, concerts, theatrical evenings and traditional storytelling.

Fifa judgment favours Adebayor

Sports Brief earlier reported that Adebayor is set to pocket half a million dollars - 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.