- Emmanuel Adebayor has separated himself from the information making rounds in the media
- The former Arsenal star was credited with a statement blasting CAF for giving best player award to Africans abroad
The 36-year-old was a recipient of the same award in 2008
Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has distanced himself from the statement 'attacking' the Confederation of African Football over awarding CAF prizes to players aborad.
The 36-year-old former Real Madrid star who joined Paraguayan Club Olimpia earlier this year was said to have expressed unhappiness that the awards recognises players in foreign leagues ahead of those playing on the continent.
Reports further revealed that Adebayor lashed out of Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who emerged winners in the last three editions.
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However, while debunking the news, the former Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur man said he did not grant any media platform such an interview.
"My attention has been drawn to quotes, relayed by certain media and on social networks, on CAF and on my colleagues Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.
"I would just say that these statements are not mine. I’ve not given interviews to any media. Always be careful not to post false info."
Adebayor himself is a recipient of the prestigious award after beating Mohamed Abou Trika and Michael Essien to the prize in 2008.
He was still at Premier League side Arsenal when he received the highest individual honour in Africa football.
The forward is one of the best exports from Africa having played at top clubs before eventually heading to the south American side Olimpia.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor has decided to show off his fleet of exotic cars after insisting he will not donate to fight coronavirus.
The 36-year-old's camp named 'Team Adebayor' shared the video on Instagram telling his fans to believe in themselves.
Adebayor is one of the best African exports having represented a number of top European teams including Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Real Madrid.
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