[dropcap type=”1″]E[/dropcap]mmanuel Adebayor has claimed that his mother and relatives are using ‘juju’ (Voodoo) to end his football career prematurely.
The Togo and Tottenham Hotspurs striker has stayed away from his mother and extended family, who some time ago accompanied him to receive the Africa Footballer of the Year award in Lagos, Nigeria.
“As at now, our mother is selling polythene bags, padlocks and other things on the Ghana/Togo border. Our mother has not seen him in a year, and he even rejects her calls. Our mother is not calling him for his money, she just wants to see him because she loves him very much,” Adebayor’s sister, Maggie said.
However, Adebayo in his response said, he cut off from his family because they are plotting evil against him.
“How can I talk to a mother who together with my sisters have been plotting juju against me?” he raged.
This however is in contrast to the comments he made in Daily Mail in 2009, where he said: “At the airport my mum said, ‘Go to France and you can change the way this family lives. She knew that if I succeeded in football we could have a better life and finally get out of poverty. At 15 I wasn’t just playing for my own glory, I was playing for the sake of my family”.