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Adebayor asks family to stop using witchcraft

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The Tottenham striker has - wait, what?

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Emmanuel Adebayor has asked his family to stop using witchcraft on him.

Emmanuel Adebayor has asked his family to stop using witchcraft on him.

Emmanuel Adebayor has asked his family to stop using witchcraft on him.

Nope. Doesn't matter how many times I write it. Still looks pretty crazy.

According to Peace Power Sports, Emmanuel Adebayor has denied his sister's accusations that he has kicked his mother out of the house for being a witch and asked that his family stop using juju to curse him. This is not a sentence I expected to write today. Or ever.

Just so we don't take anything out of context.

"Obviously I'm not a pastor, I am a footballer so I cannot point out a witch...

"..I never sacked my mum from the house; she decided to leave the house...But how am I going to be in touch with my mum if my mum is the one telling everyone that my work will not go forward, so I will just be on my side and do my thing," he bemoaned.

"They should stop talking talking,they should stop doing Juju on me; they should leave me alone...The one talking there and calling herself my sister I bought a house in East Legon for $1.2m...can you imagine that sister went to rent the house without my knowledge?"

Accusations of witchcraft are a cultural issue for African football, one that frequently embarrasses footballing authorities from countries aiming to be taken seriously on the world stage. But at the end of the day, it seems like this is just a crazy family squabble like what we're seeing with Ryan Howard in Philadelphia. Although it will invariably look worse than it is because we're talking about witches and juju. I'm certain this is going to do wonders for Adebayor's reputation among our fanbase.

It's just a shame that Adebayor's family couldn't be reached for comment.