Emmanuel Adebayor has announced he has parted ways with Paraguayan side Olympia Asunción citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason.
Adebayor had signed for Olympia only in February as a free agent but lasted only 217 minutes on the pitch in four appearances.
Without scoring a goal since his arrival, the coronavirus’ threats halted football around the world that the former Arsenal striker says has now led to the abrupt cancelation of the contract between the two parties.
The 36-year-old made the announcement on his Facebook page, expressing his gratitude to the entire club.
“Due to the pandemic; the Club and I had to make some tough decisions. We have come to a mutual agreement to terminate our contractual relationship,” said the former Togolese international.
“I would like thank President Marco Trovato, the Board of Directors, coach Garnero, the coaching staff, the players, the fans, and the general public for the incredible welcome and the good times spent together.
“I will certainly hold on to my Yerba Mate and think of you people. I wish you all the best and pray the club and the city continues to prosper. Love you all,” he appended.
Adebayor has played for AS Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham, Real Madrid and four other clubs before signing for Olympia in an 18-year career.
The nomadic striker has played for 10 clubs in his career, roaming Europe and most recently South America.
By Thierry Nyann|3news.com|Ghana