KAIZER CHIEFS assistant coach John Paintsil’s ex-girlfriend is fuming.

Malibongwe Gumede is demanding that the retired Ghanaian footballer pay back the R5 000 he owes her and her mum.

“Last year, when we were dating, he borrowed money (through me) from my mum to promote his soccer event that was supposed to take place,” Malibongwe said.

“He told me he needed R10 000, but only asked for half of the money.”

The annoyed lass said she moved mountains to make sure the money was deposited into the footie’s bank account.

“He’s been lying to me for the past eight months, saying he’ll pay back the money,” Malibongwe said.

“But I’m really tired of begging him. I want to expose him. I have a recording of our conversations and proof of payment to back up my story.”

The SunTeam is in possession of the 7 May 2016 proof of payment slip of the money transferred to the Amakhosi assistant coach’s account.

When contacted for comment, John first denied the allegation, but later said he would pay back the Gumedes.

“Last year, I sent someone from Joburg to Durban in a bid to pay them, but they later told me they never received the money,” John said.

“This is the third time they’re asking for the same money.”

John said his ex’s “smear campaign” may have been prompted by the fact that they were no longer an item.

“Let me tell you something my brother, you can’t force someone to be in a relationship.”

He also lambasted Malibongwe’s claims that their relationship came to an end as a result of him pursuing other women on Instagram.

“That’s a big fat lie,” John retorted.

“The reason we broke up was that she was sleeping with different men when she was drunk.”

Malibongwe strongly denied the allegations.

Instagram was also where their relationship was allegedly forged last year in February.

John then accused Malibongwe of being a “backstabber”.
He told the People’s Paper: “When I met her, I was dating my then girlfriend, whom I didn’t know was her friend.

“But the whole time, she knew what she was doing.”

Cautioning his ex-lover, John said he had told her today’s newspaper was tomorrow’s toilet paper. John went on to say: “My brother, this girl’s got it all wrong. The R5 000 will not kill my career.”