Asamoah Gyan, John Mensah and other Black Stars players with unhappy love stories

Asamoah Gyan, John Mensah and other Black Stars players with unhappy love stories

For many who have been there, they would tell you that love affairs begin with no end in sight. And there is definitely no need to think about the end from the beginning when one is consumed by passion.

Perhaps, the love stories of Ghanaian footballers are no different. But what makes this category of Ghanaian celebrity class different is that they are likely to end things quicker than actors or musicians.

No one knows why this happens. It is not clear if anyone would be willing to find out why Ghanaian footballers stand out in this unfortunate situation.

In the wake of the brouhaha surrounding Asamoah Gyan's marriage, touches on the high profile relationship dramas involving top Ghanaian footballers.

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1. John Paintsil

Former West Ham and Fulham United defender John Paintsil has seen some highs in the limelight of public attention. For one, his victory celebrations made him likable.

But in early 2014, Paintsil divorced a first wife only to see himself with another shortly after. In four years, Paintsil would be heading to the courts again for another dissolution of a union.

2. John Mensah

Celebrated as Ghana's best centre-back in the last two decades after Sammy Kuffuor, John Mensah did not have much honours in football as the Bayern Munich legend.

But he was loved and nicknamed "Rock of Gibraltar" by the media. Such supposed solidity was missing in the defender's love life as he saw through a bitter divorce some two years ago.

3. Asamoah Gyan

One may mention Michael Essien and Kwesi Nyantakyi but no other person has been most representative of Ghanaian football than Gyan in the last decade and half.

To his credit, Gyan is a musician and an actor too. But it would seem Gyan cannot do it all as he is known to have had highly public fall-outs from love affairs.

4. Michael Essien

Chelsea legend Michael Essien was an excellent footballer when his body permitted. He represented Ghana well too.

But from Nadia Buari to Princess Shyngle, Essien seems like a man who could not catch a break. He is now married but it is reported that he was unfaithful with Shyngle.

5. Richard Kingson

Richard Kingson is one of Ghana's longest-serving football players ever. A career that spanned about 18 years was brought to an end in 2014.

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Richard Kingson. Photo credit: YouTube
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In that year, It was reported that the then-wife of the footballer had "confessed" to ruining his career with spiritual powers. Obviously, this cannot be proven but the two were divorced afterwards.

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6. Afriyie Acquah

Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah is one of Ghana's most consistent performers in European football. He is a starter for the Turin-based club.

Acquah courted public attention in mid 2016 as the story surfaced of his then wife sleeping with another Black Stars player. The marriage lasted less than a year.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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