80% of Ghanaian footballers face divorce after retirement - Former Hearts of Oak player

80% of Ghanaian footballers face divorce after retirement - Former Hearts of Oak player

- Amankwa Mireku, a former Hearts of Oak star has indicated the ordeal players go through in their marriages after retirement

- According to the retired player, 80% of the former players face divorce after they hang their boots

- He strongly advised the young ones coming up to learn from the experiences of the retired players and choose their wives wisely

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Former Hearts of Oak superstar Amankwa Mireku who is currently retired has narrated in an interview that most retired players face divorce after hanging their boots from the profession.

Celebritiesbuzz.com reports that the former player who won the 2004 Confederation Cup with the Accra-based club made the profound statements on Asempa FM in an interview.

Amankwa went on further to explain that the reason why the many divorces happen is that the women got married to the players due to fame and money.

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80% of Ghanaian footballers face divorce after retirement - Former Hearts of Oak player

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

After retirement, money and fame both fade away which make the former players unable to keep the women to themselves.

Amankwa strongly advised that young players learned from the experiences of the retired ones and marry women who are not in for the goodies.

He also mentioned that the young players should desist from spending on luxurious things so as to be able to put aside enough for life after their retirement.

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In his football career, Amankwa also played for Wa All Stars FC and Viva Kerala FC

In other news, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed the local government ministry to provide GH¢10 daily to every head porter (kayayei) in the lockdown zones.

Hajia Alima Mahama, the minister of Local Government made it known at a press briefing under the auspices of the Ministry of Information.

The money, according to ministry, is meant to provide food for the vulnerable women whose livelihood has been hugely affected by the partial lockdown.

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