Emmanuel Adebayor held in isolation in Benin

Emmanuel Adebayor held in isolation in Benin
Emmanuel Adebayor of Togo

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Mar 25, 2020. 12:00

Togolese football legend Emmanuel Adebayor has been delayed in his return to his home country and family after travelling from Paraguay.

The 36-year-old decided to fly back to Togo from the South American country, where he recently signed for Olimpia. Paraguay has been put on partial lockdown in response to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Adebayor’s journey required him to fly via Benin, but upon his arrival he was informed he will have to go into immediate isolation. He has been placed in a hotel in the port city of Cotonou and must remain in quarantine for a period of 15 days.

The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid player insists he has no problem with taking this action: “It’s like being at home – it doesn’t bother me at all,” he is quoted by the Mirror.

Adebayor was advised by Olimpia not to travel, but opted to return home regardless: “We informed him of the risks that travelling would entail, but he took a decision to be with his family,” said a spokesperson.

The Togolese forward has not set the world alight in Paraguayan football, failing to score in four matches. He was also serving a suspension for being sent off for a wild kick on an opposing player.

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