Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish title hopefuls Istanbul Basaksehir.

According to Ghanasportsonline.com, Rotimi Adebayor, biological brother of Tottenham Hotspurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor, has pierced himself with a sharp knife in an attempt to end his life and is now battling for his life at the CHU Sylvanus Olympio Hospital in Lome, Togo.

Rotimi, according to family sources has pondered committing suicide after his elder brother, Sheyi Adebayor accused him of stealing 21 phones from a football academy in France, which Adebayor says he paid for. “He has pierced himself and blood was gushing out profusely…it took the timely intervention of some people close to save him otherwise he would have been gone too”, a family source said.

“He has always been complaining about the shame his brother caused him, now people keep on accusing of being a thief, his own brother has ridiculed him globally and he feels he must end it all because life is not worth it but now he’s in the hospital. The doctors are working on him and we hope he survives but it looks terrible for the family now..especially the mum”, the source continued.

Rotimi Adebayor, who is a younger bother to the controversial Togolese striker, was the hardly hit when the Tottenham forward posted a lengthy statement on his official page on the social network site Facebook, making a string of accusations against several members of his family. The younger Adebayor was publicly ridiculed and globally shamed by his elder star footballer brother after being accused of stealing shirts signed by the late Marc-Vivien Foe and Zinedine Zidane among other things over the years.

Ghana’s 2015 AFCON qualification Group opponents are sweating over the fitness of star striker Emmanuel Adebayor ahead of their game against Guinea on Friday. 

The Tottenham Hotspur striker has returned to international folds after an 18-month absence and is in Casablanca with the Togo squad where they are to play against Guinea in a Group E clash.

However, the 30-year-old must pass a late fitness test to mark his return for the Hawks since refusing to play in their FIFA World Cup qualifiers last year following a spat with then coach Didier Six after the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Togo play Guinea in Group E on today, before facing Ghana on 10 September.