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Phakaaathi Reporter
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5 Sep 2017
11:59 am

Fallen star regrets blowing his money on women and booze

Phakaaathi Reporter

Lerato Chabangu has revealed that he spent most of his earnings from football on women, cars and alcohol.

FILE PICTURE: Lerato Chabangu during the Absa Premiership match. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Chabangu was a sort after player in his heydays, playing for some of the country’s big clubs such as Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows.

“I blew all my money on useless things because I was always guaranteed a salary the following month,” Chabangu told The Sowetan.

“We used to finish training by 11am and thereafter you are free to do whatever you want. We would go to Shisanyama after training and chill there over a few drinks and it just became a habit.”

The 32-year-old was released by Chippa United a year ago after failing to cement his place at the coastal club.

Chabangu’s car was repossessed and he lost his house in Boksburg.

“I separated from my wife because of financial issues and I do not see my (six-year-old) daughter anymore because she is with her mother.

“I have made many mistakes in my life and I feel I have learned my lessons. Things are tough and I am not the kind of person who likes to beg.

“I have nothing left. Football is all I know and I hope there’s someone out there who can give me another chance.”

“I used to afford expensive things. When the Golf V came out I bought it without thinking twice. And as you know women will always be there, but my main problem was booze.”