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Ivory Coast star Didier Zokora is the latest African player to battle divorce proceedings

Published on: 28 March 2014
Didier Zokora

Ivory Coast star Didier Zokora is set to pay a whopping €4m alimony to complete his divorce with his wife Mariam Diallo as the woes of African footballers and their spouses surge on.

Zokora becomes the latest African football star to get into trouble over strained relations with his once cherished better half.

The Trabzonspor defender however appears ready to dish out the cash in order to be free to marry his girlfriend Dorcas Seri in a planned glamorous ceremony in Istanbul next month.

The Ivory Coast player’s issue joins a series of recurring cases with African players in recent times.

Ghana defender John Mensah has been ordered to sell off his plush mansion in Accra to compensate his former wife Henrietta following the completion of their divorce.

Another Ghana defender John Paintsil could be heading into a similar direction even though he has vowed to save his strained marriage with wife Richlove.

Former Ghana players Arthur Moses and Nii Odartey-Lamptey are also battling similar cases though in different degrees.

Moses has reportedly been ordered to sell off four of his houses to compensate his former wife while Odartey-Lamptey is in court looking to kill off his marriage after finding out the three children between him and his wife are not his.


  • Misty says:
    March 29, 2014 07:48 am
    Thankyou @keith from Germany,u seem to be the only one speaking sensibly here.u cannot keep breaking sacred vows nd hope to get away with do u think these women feel.idiots calling them gold diggers.smh @ Spellbound ,the least said abt u the better.if I were u I'll refrain from commenting on here cos u only expose ur ignorance each time u do.cery pathetic! Smh
  • Assisi says:
    March 29, 2014 06:32 am
    Blame our stupid and incompetent judges and lawyers who has copied literary what western judges and lawyers interprete their laws. African laws are different and do they so these gold diggers should get very little from their supposed husbands. What on earth can they order a husband to sell his properties because of divorce? That is ridiculous and it should be challenged.
  • swagger d ginger says:
    March 29, 2014 06:34 am
    Women!!! But @times I will blame those players, I like mikel 4 taking his time bcos most of dis laddies are pure gold diggers
  • keith from germany says:
    March 29, 2014 05:49 am
    My fellow forumites i have to honestly tell you that most of these players are responsible for their missfortunes. Some are casanovas and have been cheating on their wives. Some of these players cant keep their organs in their trousers. And eventhough they know that some of these gold diggers or hood rats are home-wreckers they still have sexual intercourse with them. In a case there are always two sides to hear. What happened to odartey lamptey was very bad and i feel sorry for him but as for the rest i have my doubts. Didier zokora wants to marry in six months so that means eventhough he is married to his wife he was having sexual intercourse with another woman. Most of the players have themselves to blame. Blaming the ladies all the time is not fair. Thats food for thought
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 29, 2014 12:05 am
    wow REALLY mate, how many reputable sites out there publish reality show type stories like this??? GSN preys on people like u. anyone who comes on here regularly knows that this site posts stories that have absolutely no intent but to illicit responses not related to football......its a joke. there's a downside to having tentacles in everything... u lose focus on what matters... i will hold my tongue and spare u any insults.
  • Asenegal says:
    March 28, 2014 11:20 pm
    Spellboun just shut up. This is a football site. Zokora is a footballer 4rm Africa n is having same issues asPaintsil n Mensah so what is wrongabout this story?
  • Asenegal says:
    March 28, 2014 11:22 pm
    Pls up n coming soccer stars b very careful about whom u chose as wives. U need 2 pray vigorousely b4 u think about getn married
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 28, 2014 10:58 pm
    what stupidity in reporting is this??? GSN, is this a footballing site or reality show for the off field antics of football stars, let alone a non-ghanian.... idiots of the highest order....
  • Nabi says:
    March 28, 2014 10:31 pm
    Self seeking leeches(women)
  • Nabi says:
    March 28, 2014 10:32 pm
    What happened to pre-nuptial agreement?
  • Nabi says:
    March 28, 2014 10:30 pm
    What these unsuspecting footballers have failed to realise is dat most of these women r gold diggers n don't love nor care about them(footballers).They date these players n trick them into marrying them while keeping amorous r/ships with men they truly luv.Fire burn them self