Ivory Coast star Didier Zokora is set to pay a whopping â‚¬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 playerâ€™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.