Hero: Adebayor receives cassava and other gifts on arrival in Togo


Troubled Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor was swamped by villagers as he returned to Togo in a bid to clear family problems which have plagued him.

Adebayor was granted permission to return to the country on compassionate grounds for a second time, and missed the final game of the Premier League season. 

In a series of recent posts on social media, he explained that he had considered taking his own life due to complex family issues.

But despite his troubles, the 31-year-old was all smiles when he set foot in the village of Aneho, being greeted by a crowd of locals.

Wearing personalised tracksuit bottoms bearing his initials, and a t-shirt expressing a love for Togo, he smiled and waved to those who came to see his arrival.

And he captioned a post on Instagram, explaining how much of a ‘blessing’ it is to return home and ‘visit [his] people. 

The full caption read ‘SEA, I cannot describe the feeling I have every time I go home and visit my people. It was a blessing to connect with the people of Aneho the other day.’

He showed a caring side as he smiled handing out food from a basket with dozens of villagers surrounding him.

It appears that he was able to forget his troubles temporarily, with another caption reading ‘lifesgood’

In a second picture posted to his Instagram page, he is shown sitting on a sofa holding a shisha pipe, and his caption read ‘SEA, relaxing time with the fam!!’ again using the hashtag ‘LifesGood’.

Despite attempting to resolve his personal issues, the former Arsenal man seems to have created another one for himself. 

Togo national coach Tom Saintfiet blasted Adebayor, criticising his attitude after he failed to join up with the squad ahead of their opening African Nations Cup qualifier next weekend.

Credit: Daily Mail

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