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‘I had white and chinese women’

Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sipho Nunens had his breakthrough at 19, only to experience a chaotic fall into financial hardship.

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Chatting on TK Solutions TV last week, Nunes confirmed his move to Kabo Yellow from the famous Transnet School of Excellence aged 19.

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As a replacement for the likes of Roger Feutmba and Bennet Mnguni, it did not take long for Nunens to become a young superstar under Ted Dumitru and Paul Dolezar.

Unfortunately, the Potchefstroom-born player never quite reached the stars he was capable of.

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Nunens revealed that his first salary was R30 000 per month before his 20th birthday. Image: @MahlatseRatau2 / Twitter.


Asked how he lost tons of money through alcohol and women, Nunens revealed that having too many “friends,” women and children resulted in his financial dispair.

“I lost a lot money on alcohol. I didn’t just buy for myself. I was also buying alcohol for a lot of people,” Nunens said.

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“Women? There’s a lot of women when you have money. I was busy with white and even Chinese women.

“Football makes you travel a lot. I had a lot of madams from different places. I have seven kids,” the former Sundowns midfielder added.

Nunens concluded by saying he was later moved to Bloemfontein Celtic, where he was not kept due to his high salary and the impregnation of the club’s secretary.

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