Balotelli's brother sees how the other half live in Salford
22:14 GMT, 17 November 2012
Sign here: Mario Balotelli's brother Enoch has joined Salford City
Mario Balotelli was left out of Manchester City's match-day squad again yesterday and a resounding 5-0 win over Aston Villa suggests it may be a while before he is back, but Salford City could certainly do with some of the old Balotelli magic.
They have signed Mario's 20-year-old brother Enoch, but a 2-0 home defeat in Saturday's Evo-Stik North League Division One North game against Ossett Town, watched by a crowd of 84, suggests there is much work to be done.
Enoch's modest new stage is five miles from where Mario struts his stuff at the Etihad Stadium but their careers are light years apart. While Italy forward Mario, 22, performs in front of 45,000 at the home of the Barclays Premier League champions, and has been nominated alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for this year's world Ballon D'Or, mid-table Salford's average gate at Moor Lane is 150.
Salford players earn between 30-75 a week compared to Super Mario's 7million a year, and funds have been tight following an arson attack on their clubhouse in 2009, well before Mario's more innocent firework antics before the 2011 Manchester derby.
Enoch has been Mario's companion since joining City from Inter Milan in 2010 and was given a 55,000 Porsche to get around town. While Mario uses the Balotelli name of their foster parents, Salford registered his striker brother as Enoch Barwuah, the surname of their Italian-Ghanaian birthparents.