Getting married early destroyed my football career - Odartey Lamptey reveals

Getting married early destroyed my football career - Odartey Lamptey reveals

- Odartey Lamptey has revealed that he would have been much more successful in his football career if not for his marriage

- The former Black Stars player further explained that his marriage cut short his football career

- Lamptey tied the knot with then-girlfriend Gloria Appiah, just a year after starring for Ghana at the 1992 Olympic Games

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Nii Odartey Lamptey, a former player of the Ghana national men's soccer team, the Black Stars, has revealed how marrying early destroyed his football career.

The former player made the revelation in an interview on Kasapa FM monitored by Ghanasoccernet and sighted by YEN.com.gh

In Odartey's own words, his marriage destroyed his football career by cutting it short because he would have played for longer if it not for his marriage.

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Getting married early destroyed my football career - Odartey Lamptey reveals
Source: UGC
Source: UGC

“Marrying early even ruined my career. I could have played for long if I had taken my time before getting married,” he said.

Lamptey tied the knot with then-girlfriend Gloria Appiah, just a year after starring for Ghana at the 1992 Olympic Games, angering his family in the process, as they did not approve of it due to some tribal issues.

Together with the wife, Lamptey had five children, of whom two died to lung diseases and the other three being said to have been fathered by someone either than Odartey following a DNA test revelation in 2013.

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Odartey filed for divorce in the wake of the DNA test, with Gloria getting 50% of his assets as ordered by the court.

Odartey Lamptey has recovered from a bitter divorce with his first wife and has since remarried and blessed with two girls and a boy.

Meanwhile, Kinapharma Group, one of indigenous Ghanaian medicine manufacturing companies started at Kejetia in the Ashanti Region with only one pharmacy shop back then.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the company's website, Kofi Nsiah-Poku, the CEO, started Kinapharma with just one pharmacy shop at Kejetia whiles working as a teaching assistant at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

21 years later, the products manufactured would increase until the current 154 and counting. The staff grew from three to the current 560 including 24 pharmacists and in total, over 150 members of staff with at least a Bachelor’s Degree.

This is for the pharmaceutical section only.

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