Benjani Mwaruwari living large in Europe!

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Benjani Mwaruwari, earns £50 000 per week, which is a pretty good salary for a soccer player!

Benjani Mwaruwari, who is the captain of the national team, Zimbabwe Warriors, is one of the best soccer players the country has ever produced. Based in England, the player has vowed to make investments that will ensure he lives a comfortable life when he retires, unlike some players who suffer due to poor planning. To this end, Mwaruwari has invested heavily in property in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Currently staying in a £1, 8-million mansion in Manchester, Mwaruwari is on a £50 000 wage per week at Manchester City. Among the properties he owns is included a £2,1 million house in the exclusive area of Bournemouth where he used to stay during his time at Portsmouth.

He recently built a mansion in Malawi and this fueled speculation that his parents could be relocating to the country of their origin, but Mwaruwari dismissed them.

Last year he took bought an American-made £60 000 Cadillac to join his luxury fleet, which includes a BMW M6, a VW Touareg, a BMW X5 and a Range Rover. Some of the cars are kept at the striker’s properties in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Mwaruwari said: “I am buying just about everything. I have invested heavily in property and other things.  I cannot disclose what the investments are because people talk too much.”

Mwaruwari began his career at Lulu Rovers and University of Zimbabwe, teams which were in Zimbabwe’s Division One, and Air Zimbabwe Jets in the country’s premiership in 1999.

He moved to South African club Jomo Cosmos in 1999, after impressing owner Jomo Sono in a friendly match between South Africa and Zimbabwe to commemorate the inauguration of Thabo Mbeki as the President of South Africa.

In 2001, he was voted PSL Player of the Season and PSL Players’ Player of the Season in South Africa.

Benjani moved to Grasshoppers Zürich of Switzerland on loan in 2001. In 2002, Guy Roux took him to AJ Auxerre of France. In January 2006, Premier League club Portsmouth signed him from Auxerre for £4,1 million after Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger recommended the player to Harry Redknapp. A transfer was completed for Benjani to move to Manchester City in February 2008 for a fee of £3.87 million. He is currently on loan to Sunderland.

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