VIDEO: Ex-Arsenal striker Adebayor's nephew scores from halfway line

Emmanuel Adebayor Basaksehir Galatasaray STSL 04102017
Alex Harlley, who turns out for the Atlanta Silverbacks in the National Premier Soccer League, netted straight from kick-off against United Bantams

Emmanuel Adebayor appears to have passed some sound goalscoring advice on to his nephew Alex Harlley, with the Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder having scored from the halfway line.

The 24-year-old midfielder was in action against United Bantams on Wednesday.

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He helped to inspire a 4-1 victory, with his stunning effort straight from kick-off the undoubted highlight of a US Open Cup clash.

Harlley took on the spectacular strike after seeing the United Bantams pull a goal back to make the scoreline 3-1 on the day.

His goal ended the game as a contest, with Deon McCaulay and a double from Abraham Lansana helping the Silverbacks to a comfortable win.

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Harlley has never been renowned for his goalscoring prowess, unlike his famous uncle.

Adebayor, who is now in Turkey with Istanbul Basaksehir, has found the target close to 200 times over the course of a club career which has taken in spells at Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham and Crystal Palace.