By Chibamba Kanyama
Those women who marry us before we have a stove, a mattress, a car are usually the ones who will stand with us when the sun stops shining. A discerning man should always have capacity to distinguish gold diggers from women of valour, the latter are as hard to find as gold.
I feel extremely sad to read that former Arsenal midfielder and Ivorian international Emmanuel Eboua, who once earned millions of pounds, is now nearly homeless, bedless and has no car. His Caucasian wife from whom he had three children has wiped him clean after the court ruled in her favour following bitter divorce.
In the past 27 years, my wife and iI anchored our marriage on true love, trust, respect, readiness to forgive and friendship. I disappointed her on occasions but even in the heat of temptation, we never allowed material things to be the bedrock of our marriage. Money can be in your account in billions today but evaporate tomorrow.
I wish Eboua ‘recovery’ of his life through his new job. Learning from mistakes shapes us.