Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor will not donate to help home country Togo fight the Covid19 pandemic.
He has come out to shrug off criticism after he was at the end of negative views from the public for refuse to help his country.
In a Facebook Live video, Adebayor said that he “I really do not donate.”
“I do what I want to do, eat the food I want, and this is the most important. Then, there will be those who criticise me for not having established a charity in Togo.
“But it seems that I brought the coronavirus to Togo, it is very unfortunate, but this is the case and what happened in the country.”
The 2008 African footballer of the year will not join the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba who have extended an hand to their respective countries.
Eto’o gave relief packages in Cameroon while Drogba helped out with the building of a new hospital in Ivory Coast.
Adebayor, who has also played for Man City, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Monaco among others, said:
“I’m sorry that people compare me to Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba by asking me why I don’t have a foundation or why I don’t donate, as if I was the one who brought the coronavirus to Togo, and I will always do what I want to do.”
Reports in Togo have indicated that six people have died so far, while there are 86 cases of coronavirus.
Adebayor currently plays for Olimpia, a club in Paraguay, which he joined this year from Turkey’s Kayserispor.