It is reported on social media by Paraguayan Club Olimpia that the former Spurs, Real Madrid and Togo international forward Emmanuel Adebayor is pinned in isolation in Benin over the coronavirus pandemic
The 36-year-old “took the decision to return to his country for the duration of the isolation period declared by the government” of Paraguay, said Olimpia late on Monday.
Club Olimpia, however, stated that along with 84 other travellers trying to return home he was put in isolation in a hotel in the port of Cotonou, the largest city in Benin.
“His decision was to spend this time with his family,” Olimpia said of Adebayor’s attempts to make the long journey from Paraguay to Togo.
Like much Latin America, Paraguay is in partial shut down and has imposed a nighttime curfew.
The former Togo forward, who also played for Man City, Arsenal, and Crystal Palace during a decade-long stay in the English Premier League, made a surprise move to the Paraguayan champion in February having left Turks Kayserispor in December.
“It’s like being at home. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Adebayor told reporters on his arrival in Benin, which borders Togo.
Adebayor has scored 32 goals in winning 87 caps for Togo and helped his country qualify for the 2006 World Cup