During their active careers, many footballers both local and international amassed lots of wealth through using their God-given football skills on the field.
However, some of these footballers failed to manage their finances well and are currently broke after hanging their boots.
Their stories are sad but pose a chance for many upcoming professionals to learn from their predecessors' errors and avoid such pitfalls.
PrimeNewsGhana.com take a look at the top 5 African footballers who went broke after retirement.
1. Emmanuel Eboue
The former star explained how his divorce with his Belgian wife, Aurélie, and also a couple of bad business investments led to him being broke.
2. Wilson Oruma
Oruma was one of Nigeria's football stars who made millions in the round leather game, but he was reported to have been duped by a clergyman and some fake oil businessmen.
3. Eric Djemba Djemba
Djemba's situation deteriorated to the extent that his entire KSh 9.7 million (£75,000) monthly pay was used in serving his debt by his agent and he was forced to live on just bonus and extra allowances.
4. Thembinkosi Fanteni
Fanteni must have felt like he was dreaming all along when he realized that his bank balance was becoming imbalanced. He was part of the South African squad at the 2008 African Nations Cup and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
5. Jabu Mahlangu
Today, the 34-year-old tells how his staggering riches-to-rags plight has pushed him to the brink of suicide.