Iconic Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor dropped a bombshell statement when asked if he would consider playing for Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko.
The former Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, and Real Madrid striker – who lives in Accra, Ghana – was present at the club’s official media presentation of their partnership with Chinese manufacturing company Hisense on Saturday.
The former Togo captain was asked if he would consider playing for Kotoko before he retires, and his answer will surely instill a lot of hope in the hearts of African football fans.
“When I was young I never thought I would play for Real Madrid. I never thought I would even be on TV. But
”In life when I was young I never thought I will play for Real Madrid in my whole entire life. I never thought I would even be once on the TV in my life but at the end of the day, I have been there.” Adebayor said.
”Kotoko is a team [where] I already have one friend there now. I have family, I know the CEO so I will never say never.”
”I may decide to retire in Ghana or I may decide to be part of the board.”
Adebayor, 36, most recently played for Paraguayan side Olimpia – but left the club in July due to the complications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Should he join the Porcupine Warriors, he would join a growing list of former African stars to return to Africa in the twilight of their careers.
Former Everton forward Siphiwe Tshabalala returned to the PSL to play for AmaZulu. Ghanaian legend Asamoah Gyan returned to Ghana after 17 years to join Legion Cities FC.