- Emmanuel Eboue has debunked claims that he is currently broke after his divorce
- The Ivorian legend claims reports circulating about his impoverished lifestyle are false
- The 37-year-old spent seven seasons with Arsenal and won trophies at Galatasaray
Emmanuel Eboue has denied reports going the rounds that he is currently living in poverty after he divorced his estranged wife, Complete Sports.
The former Arsenal left-back and his ex-wife Aurelie went their separate ways where he lost a huge amount of his assets to the Belgian lady in back in 2017.
Several reports have stated that the ex-Ivorian international is now living from hand to mouth and the 37-year-old claimed that he has been misunderstood.
The former Galatasaray star claims that he owns properties in multiple places including Ghana.
Eboue told Citi Sports:
“When [people] say Emmanuel Eboue lost everything, it’s not nice. Because I had a divorce [case] and they [court] said my wife won, they gave her all my properties – my two houses, money, and the cars that I had in England.
“I wasn’t worried about it because I expected that she was going to use it to take care of my children. When they [court] said that, I was very disappointed… To be honest, for the first time, I was very down but after that, I prayed and forgot about all of that.
“After that [divorce case], I left and returned back to Africa. I have my own properties in Africa and so I live with that.”
Eboue made 79 appearances for Cote d'Ivoire including two World Cups and five AFCON tournaments.
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He spent eight seasons with the Gunners before moving to Turkey in 2011 to play Galatasaray.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Didier Drogba is peculiar with empowering the people of his country and a journalist has come out to thank the Chelsea legend for the cash reward given to him four years ago.
In a post made by Tribo Banto Afrika on Facebook, Drogba rewarded a journalist who interviewed after a beauty pageant in his country.
The journalist in question shared his ideas with the former African Footballer of the Year and he was asked to drop his account number before leaving.