Court orders Nigerian Footballer Brown Ideye to pay $225,000 child support fee


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Nigeria International forward Brown Ideye has been ordered by a Switzerland based court to pay $225,000 (about ₦82million) for child support.

This fee is to be attributed to his son who he fathered when he was based in Switzerland playing for Neuchatel Xamax FC.

According to reports, Brown Ideye was alleged to have had an affair with Francisca Errol who is the mother of the child when she worked as a secretary with the football club.

According to The Sun, Ideye was served the papers by the court when he was still playing for West Brom in the English Premier League but ignored the order and did not even appeal.

The child is currently six years old and in the custody of Francisca Errol.

Francisca Errol said “It’s a big shame that a personality like Brown who represents Nigeria, will choose to abandon his own blood and disrespect court rulings.”

Brown Ideye played for Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax FC from 2007-2009, scoring 25 goals in 55 aappearances

He currently plays for Tiajin Teda in the Chinese Premier League.

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