Emmanuel Adebayor had a smile back on his face on Wednesday as he posed alongside his personalised Rolls Royce Ghost – which costs at least £250,000 – with Nigerian musician Wizkid.
Last week, Adebayor hit out at Togo manager Tom Saintfiet when he revoked the striker’s captaincy on the morning of their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia after he reported late for the squad’s match preparations.
The 31-year-old scored an 87th minute winner in the match on Sunday as the Sparrow Hawks emerged 2-1 victors to go joint top behind Group A leaders Tunisia, who have a better goal difference after one game.
However the Tottenham striker revealed he is unsure of his international future after losing the captain’s armband and insisted he may not play in their next fixture against Djibouti in September.
‘For now, I don’t know [if I’ll play in September] – I’ll be here and I’ll talk with the coach,’ he said. ‘I need to know whether he really needs me in the team or not. I have been the captain for seven or eight years and then one morning I’m told I won’t be the captain – that means that we can go to Djibouti and he will put me in the stands.’
Adebayor found himself out of the picture at Tottenham in the second half of last season, and only managed 13 Premier League appearances and two goals following a long stint out for compassionate leave.