Togolese international, Emmanuel Adebayor, has described his elder brother, Kola, as a failure saying that he dashed the family’s hope of getting liberated through him (Kola) when he travelled to Germany.
The 31-year-old in a latest post on his Facebook page on Wednesday fulfilled his promise in an earlier post to reveal the secrets he had kept about his elder brother.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward had in two previous posts accused different family members of different crimes while also accusing his younger brother of stealing his special shirts and necklace.
In Wednesday’s post, Adebayor explained how Kola and his late brother, Peter, had fleeced him of his money and how he had contemplated suicide on many occasions adding that his sister, Iyabo, could bear him witness.
“If I decide to bring out the Part 3 today, it is because my brother, Kola Adebayor, and my other siblings have decided to talk about our family issues on social media, through letters to my club, radios… I could write an autobiography and sell it but I decided to share with you here,” he began.
“My older brother, Kola, went to Germany 25 years ago, and he became the hope of our family. We all thought he could change the way we were living. Years after he left Togo, we still had no electricity and no phones. If he wanted to talk to us, he would call the Atlantic Hotel that was very close to our house. We would then run to the hotel reception and talk to him.
“When I got the opportunity to go play football in France for the first time, we needed money for the flight tickets and other expenses. My brother was nowhere to be found. Only God knows what he was doing in Germany.
“When I arrived in France, I did all the paperwork with my team and they allowed me to stay in the academy. A few months later, my brother wanted to come visit me. I was running out of money and I was living at the academy. Therefore, I had to borrow money so I could pay for his hotel. At that time, my teammate, Sega N’diaye, from Cameroon was kind enough to lend me some money. I also had to borrow some more money because I had to give my brother some money for his trip back to Germany. Keep in mind he is my older brother.”
The Togolese captain added that after he signed for Monaco, he took Kola and Peter in after persuasion from a friend saying that Kola always got angry anytime he helped his friends and teammates.
He wrote, “Another day after training, I was very tired and decided to take a nap. I woke up and a knife was held to my throat. As I opened my eyes, my two brothers were there. They were shouting and they claimed that I was wasting their time. Peter was going mad and Kola was supporting. I asked them: ‘Is this the only way to solve this issue? If yes, then kill me and take the money’. It’s only at that moment that he put the knife down.
“After all this, I found a way out of my own apartment and I called my parents. My mom suggested that I call the police. That was the only way for me to get back into my house safely.
“Many times I wanted to give up. Ask my sister, Iyabo, how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide? I kept these stories for years…But If I die, no one would know my story, no one would learn from it.”