Former ‘Togolese’ professional footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor has offered clarity on his ancestry, stating he’s an undiluted Yoruba man from Nigeria.
He had a chat with newsmen during the celebration of one of Nigeria’s football icons, Augustine Azuka Okocha aka Jay-Jay Okocha’s birthday.
To mark his Golden Jubilee birth anniversary, African football legends came together in Lagos to rejoice with former midfielder
Among the guests were ‘Togo’s’ Emmanuel Adebayor, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, and Khalilou Fadiga from Senegal.
The former internationals featured in a five-a-side game at the arena, showing off their skills to the delight of a handful of fans inside the stadium.
In between the match, Adebayo had time to speak with newsmen where he clarified he is a Nigerian who was just born, bred and raised in Togo by Nigerian parents.
He stated: “My father’s name is Adeyi Adebayo and my mother’s name is Alice Emiola Adekanni. So, I’m a pure Yoruba man.
“I was just born in Togo, grew up in Togo and was raised by Nigerian parents in Togo. But I’m fully from Nigeria.”