When ex Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho set his Portuguese eyes on one svelte, simple, dark-skinned Kenyan woman in Diani – he must have mused “what an exotic beauty!”
That was in 2010. Nine years later, her transformation lays credence to P-Square’s song that ‘nobody ugly ohh,’ it all about the mullah. And need I add that the special one still finds Lelesit Silvana as awakening to his taste buds as ever.
So injured was the illustrious soccer coach by the Cupid’s arrow that he vowed to divorce his wrinkled wife Matilde Faria for his new Kenyan flame. The source said that Silvana has since made several visits to Poland where they both met and had “fun and Mourinho was ready for anything”.
“He is so deeply in love with her. We have seen several email chats and witnessed uncountable night calls between them,” a source had told Kenyan Media when the affair broke out in 2015.
When they met, Mourinho was on holiday in Diani, Silvana sold Mourinho a Tanzanite bracelet worth Sh500,000, which she dutifully shipped to Poland. This reportedly helped make their trust stronger. Mourinho stayed at the prestigious Almanara Luxury Villas in Diani with his wife and two children, Jose Mario Mourinho Jr. and Matilde Mourinho.
Silvana has now fully come out to acknowledge their romance saying the football management gem is is a calm guy and she gets annoyed when people make fun of Mourinho.
“He (Mourinho) is a laid-back guy. He is a good coach, I think the only thing he hasn’t won in his career is the World Cup. So, people shouldn’t be so hard on him,” Silvana has reportedly told The Nairobian.
By 2017, Silvana’s life had completely changed. She bought a posh home in Nyali, Mombasa and frequently flies abroad for vacation.
She added that her relationship with Mourinho has forced her to hide from the public because everyone wants to get a piece of the story. She said she had to close down her Diani business to have some peace of mind.
“I’m a business lady. I do a lot of different things, but I no longer have any in Diani because it became scary. People were popping in every time and asking questions, especially journalists. It worsened when others came to my house and place of work. I was scared!” Silvana said.
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