Adebayor given compassionate leave

first_imgTottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss his club’s final game of the season at Everton on Sunday after being allowed to return to his native Togo on compassionate grounds. Adebayor published the latest in a series of lengthy Facebook posts this week in which he revealed he had contemplated suicide due to a family feud. And concerns over the player’s mind-set have prompted Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to step in on his behalf, Press Association Sport understands. The 31-year-old, who has already been granted compassionate leave once this season, is also set to miss the club’s post-season tour of the Far East, and his future at the club must now be in doubt. Adebayor has used his Facebook account three times to reveal his complicated family issues. In his first post earlier this month, he accused his brother Rotimi of stealing mobile phones belonging to team-mates at a leading French football academy. Adebayor’s third installment on Wednesday was the most striking as he said arguments with his brothers Kola and Peter, who died in July 2012, drove him to consider taking his own life. ”Many times I wanted to give up,” Adebayor wrote. “Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor 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. Some people say I should keep these stories private, but someone has to sacrifice himself, someone has to talk about it.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

“Dreams FC’s approach convinced me to join them”- Abel Manomey

first_imgNew Dreams FC forward, Abel Manomey, says that the team’s approach was the key factor in his decision to sign for them in the second registration window of the Ghana Premier League.Manomey’s switch was confirmed by Dreams FC on Easter Monday and they added that he had signed a two-year deal with the Dawu-based team.Manomey joined as a free agent after he left Great Olympics in 2016 to pursue higher education at the University College of Winneba.He played for the school in this year’s GUSA Games and topped the scorers chart with 10 goals to make him the competition’s all time top scorer with 39 in six GUSA Games.He told Citi Sports that he was very pleased with what Dreams had to offer and thus, signing for them was the best decision for him.“I think what made the difference was their approach. They saw that I could be important to their team at this time of the season and what they put on the table was also a factor.However, I had to do a lot of consultation because I had already spoken to some clubs.I had a verbal agreement with Great Olympics but after thinking about it, everyone agreed that I needed a change of environment and a fresh challenge and that was what changed everything.”Fans of the team hope that Manomey’s goal scoring abilities will help them improve their scoring in the Ghana Premier League.Before the league was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic in March, Dreams had scored only 10 goals in 15 matches played and they were 13th on the league log with 16 points.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Robin, Brook Lopez teaming up with Bucks

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Brook Lopez to sign 4-year, $52M deal with Bucks “It’s invaluable to have a guy who honors his role as an example to the team, a guy who speaks up when a situation needs to be addressed,” Boylen said then, via the Chicago Tribune. “What I want is guys who take ownership of our play and mistakes and coach each other and help each other and hold each other accountable. RoLo has done that.” NBA free agency rumors: Khris Middleton returning to Bucks on 5-year, $178M contract Sources: Lopez agrees to a two-year deal at the full room exception with the second year being a player option.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2019The 31-year-old big man averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Bulls last season.Bulls coach Jim Boylen praised Lopez’s leadership earlier in the year. Related News NBA free agency 2019 rumor roundup: A complete list of reported deals from action-packed first day Robin Lopez will join his brother, Brook, for the first time since the two played together in college.According to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cited unidentified league sources, the Bucks and Lopez agreed to a two-year deal Sunday. The second season of the contract is a player option. Lopez reportedly had interest from other teams, including the Knicks, who were heavily targeting him, and the Warriors.last_img read more