Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has married his ex-lover and childhood sweetheart Stephanie Boede.

The marriage ceremony took place in his home country, Cote d’Ivoire and the event was an invites only affair.

Eboue had broken up with his ex-lover after moving from local team ASEC Mimosas to Europe where he played with big football clubs such as Arsenal, Galatasaray and Sunderland.

The 34-year-old former football star was in the news a couple of years for being broke after a bitter divorce with his British wife Aurelie Bertrand.

In an interview with a leading British media house Eboue said that his former wife stripped him of all his assets. His ex-wife allegedly took everything he had including their three children, mansion, cars and their first house in North London where he was ordered by a court to surrender ownership.