CAPS midfielder in maintenance row

HARARE - CAPS United midfielder Charles Mukanhairi has been hauled before the Harare Civil Court by his girlfriend demanding maintenance for their child.

Mukanhairi’s girlfriend Thelma Batsiao is claiming $250 for the upkeep of their two-year-old son.

She claimed the footballer has neglected his child since he was born.

Batsiao told magistrate Gamuchirai Siwardi that Mukanhairi earns a lot of money from playing soccer and is able to foot the bill.

“He is a soccer player for CAPS United and earns about $600 to $700 per match,” Batsiao said.

“He has a wife but the two have no children together. I am a hairdresser and realise $5 a day. The money I want will cater for rentals, food, medication and clothing for the child.”

Mukanhairi offered $40, saying he earns $300 per month.

“I earn $300 per month and sometimes we do not get paid because of the financial crisis our team is facing,” the footballer said.

“My wife is pregnant and I also take care of my extended family including my grandmother.”

Batsiao queried Mukanhairi’s income and kept on insisting that the footballer earns a lot of money.

Magistrate Siwardi ordered Batsiao to bring the midfielder’s proof of earnings before postponing the matter to today for continuation.

Comments (3)

Ko kana varume tichinyenga tinotaurawoka mari dzepamusoro kuti vakadzi mudyire. You will be surprised kuti 300 dollars is only earned when they win. Zim soccer players are only famous for their golden boots kwete mari. They are not the Peters or Benjans

Tafunuka - 17 June 2014

please men must understand that they are not fighting ladies but the child,let's start to think straight when enjoying sex before we score inside the womb,go men Go, think supporting the child before inserting the bullet where it matters most.

Children need support - 18 June 2014

This lady was after the money from the word go. Why did she sleep with a married in the first place. If she can survive on the $5 that she claims to be earning per day why claim a lot of money from the guy? Men, please refrain from leaving your wives at home just to go around and sleep around without protection

Enkosie - 19 June 2014

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