Adebayor returns to Togo to face family he accused of bewitching him

Tottenham has given permission for striker Emmanuel Adebayor to return to his native Togo for personal reasons.

Tottenham did not state how long Adebayor will be absent for.

A statement on the club website says, “We can confirm that Emmanuel Adebayor has been given permission to return home for personal reasons,” and “this is a private matter, and so we will not be providing any further comment.”

Adebayor has not played for Mauricio Pochettino’s side since Nov. 9, a 2-1 defeat to Stoke. He has scored twice in 12 appearances this season.