Former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor has said he is a Nigerian despite representing Togo internationally during his active years.
According to him, he is a Yoruba from Nigeria but was born and raised in Togo.
The 39-year-old veteran striker disclosed this in a recent interview with TVC.
He said: “My father’s name is Adeyi Adebayor, and my mother’s name is Alice Eniola Adekanye. So, I am a pure Yoruba man. I was just born and raised in Togo, but I am fully from Nigeria.”
The former African Player of the Year was in Nigeria to participate in the novelty match organized by African football legends in honor of former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha, who recently turned 50.