Paraguayan club Olimpia have been ordered by world soccer governing body FIFA to pay around $510,000 to their former player, Togolese soccer star Emmanuel Adebayor.
Indeed, a financial dispute opposed the former captain of the Éperviers du Togo to this club.
The arrival of Adebayor was one of the most important signings in the history of the Olympic club, under the chairmanship of Marco Trovato.
However, the Togolese left the team in 2020, less than five months after joining due to complications from the Covid-19 pandemic. And because of the closing of the borders, he found himself stranded in Togo.
While he was at home in Lomé at the start of the pandemic, his contact had been broken. Adebayor subsequently filed a complaint against this first division club in Paraguay.
According to what was published by FIFA, Adebayor received a salary of $200,000 in the first month, then $180,000 until the end of 2020. For this reason, Olimpia will have to pay him around $510,000 plus 12 % annual interest.