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CAPS midfielder in maintenance row

By Ivan Zhakata

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

CAPS midfielder in maintenance row
CAPS midfielder in maintenance rowte

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. Daily News