Former Arsenal defender, Emmanuel Eboue, has dismissed talk of suffering in poverty after his divorce. In 2017, the Ivorian was involved in a legal battle with former wife, Aurelie.
It ended up with him giving up some of his assets. A United Kingdom newspaper, The UK Mirror then quoted him as saying he was poor and homeless. However, Eboue has now come out to state he may have been misunderstood.
“When people say Emmanuel Eboue lost everything, it’s not true and not nice. Because I had a divorce and the court said my wife won, they gave her all my properties, my two houses, money and the cars that I had in England.” he explained.
“I wasn’t worried about it because I expected that she was going to use it to take care of my children. When the the courts gave their verdict, I was naturally very disappointed. To be honest, for the first time, I was very down and dejected but after that, I prayed and forgot about all of that,” the 37-year-old recalled.
He added: “After that divorce case, I left and returned back to Africa. I have my own properties in Africa and so I live with that. People must not go about saying and writing lies. Its very bad.”
By Eric Knight