Togolese international Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he is praying for the return of hiplife artiste Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro.
Castro and his female companion, Janet Bandu, went missing in July while jet skiing in the waters of Ada, rescue operations have since ceased.
Castro and Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan were at the Peace Holiday Resort, a beach resort in Ada, together with some friends when the unfortunate incident occurred.
Praising Asamoah Gyan for his sterling performance after the Black Stars beat the Hawks of Togo 3-2 in a five-goal performance in Lome last Wednesday, Adebayor said it is unfortunate people blaming the football star for the misfortune that befell his friend.
He told Rusell Wiafe of Footy-ghana.com after the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier that “Asamoah Gyan is one of the best players in Africa and he showed it today by scoring a great goal for his country.”
“That’s why I respect a lot of African players, players like Drogba, Eto’o, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari. We’ve got a lot of problems with our national teams, we’ve got problems with our countries but we still show commitment and turn up to play,” Adebayor, who also plays for Tottenham Hotspur added.
The Togolese star lamented that, “Look at the problems Asamoah Gyan and his family are going through. People are saying a lot of things they don’t know about and it’s sad.”
He disclosed that he likes Castro and he is one of the many fans who are praying for his return. “We all like Castro and we are all praying for him to come back. So I think it’s very bad what people are saying about Asamoah Gyan.”
“He showed how good he is today, this is a player who showed how special he is by scoring a great goal today and I say congratulations,” Adebayor praised Gyan.
His comments follow a series of drama that preceded the Black Stars’ 1-1 drawn game against The Cranes of Uganda last Saturday in Kumasi.
Baffour Gyan, brother of Asamoah Gyan, and Samuel Anim, Gyan’s assistant, were arrested for attacking Daily Graphic reporter, Daniel Kenu for asking a question about Castro during a pre-match press conference in Kumasi.
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