Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi became is trending all over the world after his wife discovered he owns nothing despite earning millions of Euros with Paris Saint Germain and the Moroccan national football team.
This finding was uncovered during ongoing divorce procedures in court after the footballer’s wife, Hiba Abouk, requested a divorce and sought to divide all of the footballer’s assets equally.
She was shocked to learn that Hakimi, 24, had placed all of his assets and funds in his mother’s name, and that he frequently asked her to purchase items for him.
Millions of dollars in pay were deposited in accounts with his mother’s name on them, along with all of his homes, cars, clothes, and jewelry.
According to reports, his mother’s name is on the title of 80% of everything he owns.
In 2018, the pair started dating; they got married in 2020; and they had two boys. She filed for divorce sometime in March 2023.
The fact that Hakimi was under investigation in Paris, France, for alleged rape, even though his marriage to the Spanish actress had already been deteriorating for months, was the last straw.
Hakimi’s decision to protect his assets by not having them registered in his name made headlines throughout the world. Some praised him for being “wise” and a living legend for doing so, while others criticized him and his mother.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:
“Get this man the Africa football player of the year award immediately. We are also working tirelessly to have him as the guest of honor in the next men’s conference,” said Elijah Edwin from Uganda.
“They’re just married for 3 years and she wants half his property already. If they were married for 20 years she would have requested for his life alongside the entire properties. Black athletes should learn from this,” added Somto.
“Achraf Hakimi is his name. A man who could see deceit way before. A true legend,” said Gitonga Patrick2.
“That was chess not checkers. Well played,” added Belle Achieng.
“Mummy boy for life. We may argue disagree sometimes even block them for sanity’s sake, and unblock them afterward. But when it comes to making life decisions, mummy’s boy for life,” Agu Ofodile opined.
“This is not right. Yes, things may have happened that leads them to divorce. But she is a human being, who sacrificed 2years of her life with Hakimi. She gave him something everyone human being needs, companionship. She deserves to leave with something,” countered James Atite Sr.
“Marriage is going to loose value if a woman can spend years in marriage and leave without any additional value,” said Nabadda Sumayiya.