Emmanuel Eboue, a former Arsenal Star player who was once a wealthy man is now a pauper and had to beg a ‘sister’ to sleep in her living room.
The story of Emmanuel Eboue is really sad but a lesson to all the blacks who are married to white women abroad because it could happen to them.
Emmanuel Eboue who once lived a happy life full of wealth and drove flashy cars, bought anything he wanted has now been reduced to a rag following a bitter divorce.
In an interview with The Mirror, Emmanuel Eboue had said;
“I can’t afford the money to continue to have any lawyer or barrister, Eboue told Mirror
“I am in the house but I am scared. Because I don’t know what time the police will come. “Sometimes I shut off the lights because I don’t want people to know that I am inside. I put everything behind the door.
“My own house. I suffered to buy my house but I am now scared. “I am not going to sell my clothes or sell what I have. I will fight until the end because it is not fair.” Of the things bothering Eboue, his inability to see his three kids hurts him most
“I can’t see them and it is hurting me a lot,” he said.
“I was close to my children and ready to do everything for them. “My two girls have a phone and used to call me. But now it has been two months with no contact. “I miss my children a lot and I want to see them because it is not fair. It pains me a lot.”
Eboue was supposed to return to the Premier League with Sunderland but the deal fell through and his woes were compounded when he was banned for twelve months by FIFA.
He blamed his misfortune on his wife and those who helped manage his finances saying they gave him bad advice.
“I look back and say ‘Emmanuel, you have been naive… why didn’t you think about that before?’ It is hard. “Very, very hard. The money I earned, I sent it to my wife for our children. “In Turkey, I earned eight million euros. I sent seven million back home. Whatever she tells me to sign, I sign.
“She is my wife. The problems with FIFA were because of people advising me. People who are supposed to care. But it was because of them FIFA banned me.” he said.
Eboue now sleeps on a mattress in the living room floor of a confidante he calls his “sister” while hoping to get a chance of working with former club Arsenal or players’ union the PFA.