Emmanuel Adebayor's deal with Olympia ended due to being at risk of Covid-19

Emmanuel Adebayor's deal with Olympia ended due to being at risk of Covid-19

- Emmanuel Adebayor is currently clubless due to the global pandemic

- Paraguayan club Olimpia terminated his contract after his return to the side

- Adebayor had spells with several Premier League sides in the last few years

Emmanuel Adebayor has had his contract at Paraguayan club Olimpia terminated by mutual consent.

The former Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Crystal Palace striker joined the Paraguayan side in February and has only played two matches before the pandemic.

The 36-year-old was greeted with hundreds of fans at the airport on his arrival after spending the whole of three months in his country in Togo.

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According to Olimpia the Togolese international could be at risk of risk contracting the deadly virus and would pose a significant health risk.

Emmanuel Adebayor's deal with club ended due to being at risk of Covid-19

Emmanuel Adebayor's deal with club ended due to being at risk of Covid-19. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Paraguayan professional league side also said that the "economic situation the country is going through" was a factor in ending the contract.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Joel Matip will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury he sustained during their clash against Everton at Goodison Park.

The Camerounian defender was missing in the Reds demolition of Crystal palace and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

"This season I will be not back on the pitch but for next season, I hope I’m going to be quite early a direct help for the team,” quoted by Goal.

Legit.ng also reported that Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022 due to the global pandemic.

The decision was made recently despite countries playing two out of the six qualifying matches already.

The 2021 edition of the competition was slated for Cameroon in January after the west African nation were denied hosting of the 2019 edition later given to Egypt.

In the other news, Legit.ng reported that Victor Osimhen is yet to sign for a club but his agent has given the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal hopes of signing the Nigerian striker.

The 21-year-old was recently spotted in Italy in a bid to complete a move to Napoli but agent Osita Okolo has revealed that his client may not sign for the Italian club.

Osimhen's 18 goals for Lille in all competitions the last campaign has drawn the attention of top European sides in recent months.

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