Tottenham Hotspur outcast Emmanuel Adebayor scores first goal since November

Emmanuel Adebayor

The striker netted twice for Togo against Liberia today.

It has been a tough season for Emmanuel Adebayor. Seemingly out of favour with coach Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur he has also had plenty of personal issues to deal with.

With that has come a lack of goals.

Adebayor scored just two goals this season, the last of which came against Newcastle United in October. He also netted for Togo in November, the last time he hit the back of the net. But after going seven months without a goal, two have come at once.

Adebayor was turned up 10 days late to the Togo camp and new coach Tom Saintiet almost kicked him out. Now he is likely to be glad he didn't.

Adebayor was the hero today as Togo came from a goal behind to defeat Liberia. The Lone Stars had taken the lead through William Jebor before Adebayor got going.

There is some contention on whether he scored the first goal, but he definitely scored the second. He struck in the 89th minute to secure a late win in their African Cup of Nations qualifier.

It will be a massive boost for the Togo striker to have scored after such a long spell without hitting the back of the net. Hopefully he can carry that form into next season, wherever he ends up playing his football.

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