I am not a Nigerian - Adebayor

Niger Republic striker at the ongoing African Nations Championship, Zakary Adebayor, has disclosed to journalists that he is not a Nigerian, adding that the media should desist from linking him to the country.
In a chat with CompleteSports at his team’s Gorilla Hotel, Adebayor revealed that he was born and bred in Niger Republic.
Rumours were spread in some quarters that Adebayor’s grandparents were Nigerians, but migrated to the neighbouring country to seek greener pastures in the 70s.
“I am from Niger Republic and people should stop this controversy of linking me with Nigeria.
“Fine I know Adebayor is a Nigerian name but I am from Niger Republic and I am happy to play for Mena,” he stated.
He was also of the opinion that Sunday Oliseh’s boys at the tournament are very good and could possibly lift the trophy in Rwanda.
“The Nigerian team is a good side and I think they can win the tournament.
“But Niger can still qualify from the group if we can beat Tunisia, which I think is not impossible to achieve if we work very hard,” he added.

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