Repo men leave Kenny stranded

Sunday World - - News - NGWAKO MALATJI

WHILE other foot­ballers were kick­ing the ball in prepa­ra­tion for their league games on Mon­day, foot­ball leg­end Kenny Niemach was kick­ing the air in frus­tra­tion when repo men left him stranded on the road af­ter they re­pos­sessed his car.

Niemach had al­legedly been dodg­ing them for al­most two years.

The for­mer Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sun­downs goal poacher was fi­nally cor­nered this week and re­lieved of his sleek BMW 5 Se­ries.

Niemach was in ar­rears of al­most R600 000 af­ter fail­ing to pay for the car he bought for R750 500 in 2012.

At­tempts to con­tact Niemach drew a blank as his cell­phone was off all week. He did not re­spond to SMSes left for him.

A wit­ness said two hulky repo men cor­nered the re­tired footie on the West Rand and con­fis­cated the ve­hi­cle, in what re­sem­bled a hi­jack­ing scene.

The wit­ness said the repo men had been wait­ing for Niemach on a road next to the fancy Feather­brooke Es­tate, Krugers­dorp, where he had been con­duct­ing coach­ing clin­ics for Lionel Messi wannabes. They were ap­par­ently act­ing on a tip-off.

They blocked him and asked him to step out of the car af­ter they in­tro­duced them­selves, said the man, who asked not to be named. They then or­dered him to hand over the keys and a mini scuf­fle erupted when Niemach re­fused and clung to the keys.”

Af­ter they took the keys, Niemach de­manded that they show him the court or­der be­fore they took the car.

They showed it to him and asked him to sign it, but he re­fused and said he would take the mat­ter to court.

The wit­ness said the repo guys then hit the road, leav­ing Niemach in a cloud of dust.

We just looked and laughed at him as he kicked the air in frus­tra­tion when they drove off in his car.”

A bank em­ployee familiar with the in­ci­dent con­firmed that Niemach’s wheels were taken away. The car was taken to… stor­age and would be eval­u­ated be­fore we auc­tion it.”

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