Life is full of uncertainties, full of unknown things yet to happen whether you are prepared for it or not, it will just hit you unaware. But one thing is key in life–never be blinded by love and emotions to do things out of your mind.
It is often said that a woman can make and unmake you and it is true judging from previous stories about women being the downfall of great men. Biblically, Adam fell because of a woman–Eve, and that has followed on from the ancient days to now.
The 34-year-old is now in dilemma after losing a divorce battle including his properties to his ex-wife.
Below is a narration of his unfortunate story;
“I want God to help me,” he says. “Only he can help take these thoughts from my mind.”
Emmanuel Eboue at Arsenal once became the favourite fans’ player and played against Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final. It could also be recalled that he played a major role in the Ivory Coast senior national team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations Final in 2012.
“Lost a bitter divorce battle, with his wife Aurelie awarded all of their assets.
Had to hide from cops and bailiffs after being ordered by a judge to transfer his remaining Enfield home to his wife.
Faced a heartbreaking estrangement from his three kids, who he has not seen since June.
Been grieving after the cancer death of grandfather Amadou Bertin – who raised him – and the loss of his brother N’Dri Serge, killed in a motorbike accident.”
Eboue disclosed that he left all his finances in his wife’s care and signed every document his wife instructed him. He added that he used to send 7 million euros home while playing in Turkey. Obviously, his wife controlled everything he was earning.
Worried Eboue said: “I can’t afford the money to continue to have any lawyer or barrister.
“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.”
Eboue admits that he lacked financial wisdom and was not given one.
Eboue adds: “When I see Thierry I feel happy for him but ashamed of my own situation.
“When I see friends on TV that I played with or against I say to myself ‘I should still be there’. It’s hard to watch them.”
Eboue disclosed that one Yasmin and Lomana Lua Lua, an ex-Portsmouth and Newcastle striker are the ones helping him currently. This is how he described Yasmin;
“I call her house The Bunker. I can hide there. She has children. I don’t want to disturb them, so I sleep on the floor.”
Eboue talking about his kids said, “It hurts me a lot. They used to call me. But now, no contact. It pains me to be alone without them.”
Rich Eboue who could buy 100 washing machines previously sadly said, “Every day I wash my jeans, my clothes, everything. My hands are hard as though I have been working on a farm.
“I thank my grandmother because she taught me to wash, cook, clean, everything as a young man.
“I continue to thank God. I have my life. I didn’t want what has happened. I don’t wish it on anybody.”
Eboue who wants to return to football one day said, “I would accept help from anywhere but if my previous club wants to help me then I would be very, very happy. Maybe I could help the young players?
“The PFA helped me when I had my problems with my agent. If they gave me a job, even if it wasn’t a big, big job.
“Maybe I’d see some of the people I played with or against and I’d feel embarrassed. But I would cope.