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EXTRA TIME: Adebayor celebrates Togo's Claude Le Roy

9:03 PM WAT 06/02/2018
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The Sparrow Hawks skipper took time out to shower special praise on his coach who is a year older today

Istanbul Basaksehir forward Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated Togo national team coach, Claude Le Roy who clocked 69 years of age on Tuesday.

Le Roy is a seasoned manager who has enjoyed a nomadic career across Africa with coaching experiences in Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana, DR Congo and Congo.

With Tom Saintfiet's departure at the helm of the Togo national team in April 2016, the French tactician took over and guided the west African country to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon where they crashed out at the group stages.

However, Adebayor has described the former Strasbourg manager as his 'biggest partner' in a special birthday message posted on Instagram.


SEA, Une excellente fête à mon plus grand partenaire et entraîneur à qui à cause de notre travail et professionnalisme nous pousse parfois à ne pas être d’accord sur certaines choses, mais à la fois on arrive quand même à trouver un terrain d’attente. Coach il y’aura toujours parfois ce malentendu entre nous sur certains points et c’est normal! À la fin, ce qui importe c’est notre amour pour le ballon. Je te souhaite que de belles choses pour ce jour spécial. Bonne fête et que cette année de plus nous apporte la force à réaliser nos rêves pour le football de notre cher pays le Togo!! Encore une fois bon anniversaire coach! 🔹 SEA, a happy birthday my biggest partner and coach who because of our work and professionalism sometimes pushes us to disagree on certain things, but at the same time we can still find a middle ground. Coach there will always be this misunderstanding between us on certain points and it's normal! In the end, what matters is our love for the ball. I wish you all the best for this special day. Happy birthday and that this year more brings us the strength to realize our dreams for the football of our dear country Togo !! Once again, happy birthday coach! 🇹🇬🙏🏾🇫🇷#GodFirst #HappyBirthDayCoach #GodIsGood #LifesGood

A post shared by The Real Adebayor (@e_adebayor) on Feb 6, 2018 at 7:54am PST