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Adebayor kicks mother out of his house

Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor ordered his version of the “Men in Black” to evict his mother from a house he bought in the West African country.

The incident was reported by a Ghanaian website Ghana Sports which outlined the strained relationship between the Tottenham Hotspurs striker and his immediate family.

The report suggests angry sisters of Adebayor, Magaret and Lucia, in the company of their cousin Aunty Kudirah Alabi and his niece Bukky Adeniyi stormed the premises of Peace FM radio station in Togo to complain about the behavior of the former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker.

Margaret is quoted as saying:

“For the past six years Adebayor has rejected his mother and his immediate family while doing charity outside on the premise that our mother is a witch. We have been thinking of his future as a footballer and did not want this issue out in the media but it is becoming too much.”

“Could you believe Adebayor ordered his machomen (Men in Black) to evict our mother and his own mother from a house he built in Togo claiming she is a witch? As we speak our mother lives in an apartment rented by our junior brother, Kola Adebayor, who currently lives in Germany,” she continued.

“My mother weeps bitterly about the issue every day. Anytime his mother or any of us (his close relatives) call and he realizes, he will quickly disconnect the phone call.”

She claimed she personally supervised the construction of Adebayor’s house in Trassaco (Ghana) and the striker gave them an apartment in the house.

“But all of a sudden he changed his attitude towards us, one afternoon his machomen came to drive us away from the house,” she said.


Asked why Adebayor changed his attitude towards the family all of a sudden, Margaret Adebayor retorted: “Nobody can tell, we haven’t wronged him in anyway.”

“For the past 6 years he (Adebayor) has abandoned his responsibilities towards the family while doing charity work instead. But as far as I know charity begins at home.” Adebayor’s elder sister Magaret Adebayor lamented.

Adebayor’s younger sister Lucia was all tears during the visit, claiming Ade made her stop schooling with the promise of taking her abroad but she is now selling tomatoes and pepper at medina market in Accra, Ghana.

But in a rejoinder during an interview with Peace FM’s head of Sports, Dan Kwaku Yeboah, Adebayor, categorically denied the version of events from his siblings, instead saying the whole story has been cooked up.

The football star however, admitted he is not in talking terms with his family because they have been plotting “juju” against him.

He further added that his sisters have been fleecing him, by  renting out a property he built for the them in East Legon without his knowledge.

“Ask my sister Margaret whether I did not build them a house in East Legon, and what happened to it? I bought my younger sister Lucia a car worth $35,000 (Sh. 3 million), where is it?” Adebayor quizzed.

Asked as to whether the broken ties with the family could be mended he said, “If they want the issue resolved they should stop spreading the news and let’s meet to resolve it but they aren’t willing to do so.” Adebayor added.

Other sibling disputes involving star footballers:

Micheal Essien – Ghanian midfielder Michael Essien once launched a fierce public attack on his own father after being accused of neglect. The AC Milan midfielder’s dad James told Ghanaian media his son had left him penniless and ill in a squalid mud hut.

However Essien, hit back at the 78-year-old – who previously divorced the star’s mum Aba – because he refused to give up his three other wives.

“I wept when I was told of the false, vile and degrading comments my father made about me given what I have done for him,” the former Chelsea midfielder said.


Mesut Ozil – Arsenal star Mesut Ozil was recently forced to shell out to settle a lawsuit brought to the German courts by his father Mustafa. Ozil was taken to court by his dad after the Gunners star sacked him as managing director of marketing company Ozil Marketing GmbH last year.

Mustafa claimed his son owed him about £493,000 (Sh65 million) in lost earnings because of the sacking, and he initially refused to pay out.

Ozil has now reached a settlement with his dad on the matter, but Mustafa, who organised his son’s transfer to Arsenal, has been replaced as Mesut’s representative by brother Mutlu Ozil.