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Emmanuel Adebayor leaves Paraguayan club Olimpia five months into contract

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Crystal Palace's Emmanuel Adebayor warms up before the match Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic

Togolese international, Emmanuel Adebayor has left Paraguayan club Olimpia barely five months into an unsuccesful stint that was cut short because of the coronavirus.

Olimpia announced that it has agreed with the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

The 36-year-old Adebayor only played four games after a highly publicized arrival, and didn’t score a goal. He was sent off in his Copa Libertadores debut against Argentina’s Defensa y Justicia after kicking an opponent.

He had spent most of his time in Togo since rbe pandemic broke out and Olimpia said returning to Paraguay would put the player’s health at risk and carry a “high logistics cost.”

Paraguayan soccer is still halted because of the pandemic.

Adebayor scored 97 goals in the Premier League and was named African footballer of the year in 2008.