Former Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor has denied making any comments about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
It was reported by several media outlets that Adebayor criticized Africa’s football governing body, CAF, due to their history with corruption.
Within these comments, the Togolese striker also took a dig at Salah and Mane, saying the pair should not be winning the CAF Player of the Year award because they’re not African based.
However, Adebayor released a statement on Tuesday and denied making such claims on either CAF, Salah, or Mane.
“My attention was recently drawn to comments, shared by certain media on social networks, made on CAF and on my colleagues Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane,” Adebayor said in a statement on Twitter.
“I would just say that these statements are not mine. I have not granted any media interviews. Always be careful not to post false information.”
Salah and Mane have been on the podium for the Africa Player of the Year Award for the past three years, with the former winning the 2017 and 2018 editions while the Senegal international won the latest one.
The duo also shared the Premier League Golden Boot award last season, scoring 22 goals each, while also guiding Liverpool to three trophies, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
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