- John Mensah is saying the divorce taught him basic life principles and lessons
- The footballer says he did not allow the unfortunate divorce to hold him down
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Ex-Black Stars defender, John Mensah has for the first time opened up about his divorce from his first wife.
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According to the player, his unfortunate divorce from his wife, Henrietta, taught him some basic life principles and made him stronger.
John Mensah who had been married to Henrietta for 10 years, in 2014 spent months in legal battle until an Accra High court approved for their divorce.
According to a Daily Guide report, Henrietta in her divorce petition accused John of being an 'irresponsible father' who refused to cater for the needs of their children.
Henrietta also accused her husband of infidelity in her divorce petition.
However, the former Black stars defender speaking in an interview with Joy News on Thursday, admitted it was a rough period in his life, and he learnt how to toughen up.
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"The divorce didn’t break me down, it made me a better person. I’m not the first person and won’t be the last to get a divorce in the world, so I remained focused and didn’t allow it affect me,’’ he said.
The 34-year-old player has since moved on and he is looking forward to return to action after a long injury layoff.
John Mensah has not been featured in a competitive match for over a year after his six-month contract with Swedish side, AFC United ended last year.
The defender came through the ranks to become an influential player for the senior national team.
He represented the national U-20 team and was a member of Satellites team that won silver at the world cup in 2001.
He made his Black Stars debut against Algeria on 5th December 2001, just after his 19th birthday and has since become a regular, starring in two World Cup tournaments, 2006 and 2010.
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