Togolese professional footballer, Emmanuel Seyi Adebayor who last played as a striker for Turkish club Kayserispor. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as French side Metz, Monégasque team Monaco, Spanish team Real Madrid, and Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir.
The story of Emmanuel Adebayor will surprise many because the footballer was not able to work until 4 years old.
When Emmanuel Adebayor was born he was not able to walk, his mother took him to many countries Like Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and so on to fix his problem but it wasn’t solved until he clocked 4.
i didn’t walk for the first four years of my life, my mother took me to Ghana, Lagos and all the villages in Africa for healing but nothing happened” – Emmanuel Adebayor says
The Former Arsenal Striker revealed that football solved the problem of him not walking for his first four years of his life.
One faithful day, his mother took him to a church in which they were praying, they have been praying for him for weeks but in the last day he was still not walking.
His Mother cried and cried to God for help, but then something happened that was unbelievable.
“I was in the church laying down and, around nine or ten o’clock on the Sunday morning, I could hear children playing outside. Suddenly somebody kicked a ball into the church. And the first person to stand up and run was me, because I wanted to get that ball. – Emmanuel says
At 17, he used his first wages to build his family house in Togo and also don’t forget He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008 while playing at Arsenal.