Emmauel Adebayor is an international football star who plays for his home country Togo as well as Tottenham in the UK. Various reports say he has ejected his mother madam Alice Adebayor from the US$ 1.5million home he bought for the family, because he believes she's a witch and wants nothing positive for him. He is also allegedly cut off from the rest of his siblings and family who he accused of doing rituals to stop his progress.
While Adebayor denies most of these stories as rumors, he admits that all is not well with his family. He accused them of using "Juju" against him, to impede his high-flying football career. He is not happy that they are speaking to the press.
Adebayor’s cousin Margaret had earlier narrated the genesis of the quarrel to Ghana website - Peace FM Power Sports
“For the past six years Adebayor has rejected his mother and his immediate family whilst 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.
As at now, our mother is selling polythene bags, padlocks and other things on the border (Ghana/Togo frontier). Our mother has not seen him for more than a year and he rejects her calls anytime...our mother is not calling him for his money; she just wants to see him because she loves him very much..
Could you believe Adebayor ordered his machomen to sack 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.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 cut the call.
I personally supervised the building of his house in Trassaco and he gave us 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.”
Adebayor, who used to play for Premier League Champions, Arsenal, has refuted most of these allegations in another interview with Peace FM...
"Obviously I'm not a pastor, I am a footballer so I cannot point out a witch. I never sacked my mum from the house; she decided to leave the house...But how am I going to be in touch with my mum if my mum is the one telling everyone that my work will not go forward, so I will just be on my side and do my thing.
They should stop talking talking, they should stop doing Juju on me; they should leave me alone...The one talking there and calling herself my sister I bought a house in East Legon for $1.2m...can you imagine that sister went to rent the house without my knowledge?"
"They don't listen to me so I don't know how to solve this now,They shared my houses, they shared my cars, they say if he dies this car is for you, this house is for you, can you imagine?
Right now they don’t need money...If they claim I am not looking after my mother, we are seven and so why can’t the rest do it?
“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, where is it?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.