Togo-“I was in a house where there was no electricity”-Emmanuel Adebayor

The legend of Togolese football and former captain of Epervier du Togo , Emmanuel Adebayor returned to a sad episode in his career. A simple kid from a suburb of Lomé, he made a name for himself in the world of world football and recounts his adventure.

This Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Emmanuel Adebayor returned to the difficulties of life, the obstacles and barriers encountered during his childhood.

On the occasion of the presentation of the FIFA World Cup trophy in Lomé, the former captain of the Sparrowhawks said he comes from afar and that he was “a child who grew up on the streets”.

“Remember that I am a child of Kodjoviakopé. 25, 26 years ago I had no shoes, I was in a house where there was no electricity. Today I am the one who presents the World Cup in my country “declared Emmanuel Adébayor.

The Former Arsenal striker took the opportunity to inspire young people to believe in their dream. “It’s just to tell all my younger brothers, my younger sisters, if you have the will, you can get there, you can succeed in life,” he hinted.

“I am very honored to be in front of you. Hosting the World Cup is a dream for me. I had the chance to participate in a world cup, I never dreamed of touching it, I never dreamed of seeing it with my own eyes. I told myself that it will be after me, I will not be alive. But today I am here, I welcome him to Togo “, rejoiced Adebayor. Always ready to use his history and his lifestyle to set an example and motivate young footballers, he made a touching revelation on his debut.

Emmanuel Adébayor is also grateful to the big names in French football who inspired and motivated him a lot at the start of his career in 1999. They were Marcel Desailly, Basile Boli, Emmanuel Petit or even Ludovic Giuly who were all present during the presentation of the trophy.

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