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Sports News of Wednesday, 6 May 2015


My brother is a phone thief – Adebayor

Former Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that his attempt to establish his younger brother as a professional footballer in France failed as he ended up stealing mobile phones of his colleague footballers in camp.

“When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones,” the Tottenham Hotspur star wrote on his Facebook wall Tuesday.

According to him, the claim by his mother and sisters that he is unconcerned about their welfare is part of a grand scheme intended to tarnish his reputation and destroy his career.

“I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill. I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help. When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give the money and she would solve everything. Only God knows how much I gave her that day. “People are saying I didn't do anything to save my brother, Peter. Am I a fool to drive 2 hours to Togo for nothing?”.

He continued: “I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage.

“Today I am still alive and they have already shared all my goods, just in case I die.

“For all these reasons, it took very long for me to set up my foundation in Africa. Every time I try to help the people in need, they had to question me and all of them thought it was a bad idea.

“If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this”.