In the last few years, the marital issues of many top Ghanaian footballers have come up in the news.
Many of these footballers have ended up being divorced from their longtime spouses as a result of these marital issues.
YEN.com.gh has listed five such players who have been divorced or have had their marriages broken in recent times.
1. Anthony Annan:
The former Hearts of Oak midfielder who currently plays for Beitar Jerusalem in Israel is the latest top footballer to come up in the news over marital problems.
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As reported by YEN.com.gh, the diminutive player's wife, Gifty, has accused him of abandoning her and their four kids for another woman.
Annan is even said by the wife not to have seen their kids in the last two years is bent on divorcing the woman he married before making his move to Europe in 2007.
2. Asamoah Gyan:
The Black Stars captain is currently in court seeking to annul his marriage with Gifty Gyan with whom he has three children.
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Gyan's suit has, however, suffered a big blow after his claim that he was not the father of their three kids was proven wrong by a court-ordered DNA test.
No matter the outcome of Gyan's suit, his marriage to Gifty will never be the same.
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3. John Paintsil:
The former Black Stars defender's marital troubles started in 2013 when his then-wife, Richlove, accused him of assaulting her leading the police to arrest Paintsil.
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While the matter got resolved and the player was subsequently released, it turned out to be a temporal resolution as Paintsil and his wife divorced a few years later.
Paintsil who had three children with Richlove has since moved on.
4. John Mensah:
After over 10 years of marriage and four children from his then-wife, reports surfaced in October 2013 that the wife, Henrietta had filed for divorce from John Mensah.
In the suit, Henrietta, among others, accused the former Black Stars captain of infidelity.
After a lengthy legal battle, the Accra High Court presided over by Doris Brempong granted the divorce with a lot of benefits for the wife.
5. Nii Odartey Lamptey:
The former Black Stars striker had been married to his then-wife, Gloria, for over 20 years before DNA test results revealed he was not the biological father of their three children.
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Following the news of the DNA revelations, rumours popped up that Lamptey had asked his wife to get impregnated by other men because he was not potent enough to give birth.
But Lamptey denied and got a court to rule in his favour during divorce proceedings which ended in 2017.
After his problems with his former wife, the former Aston Villa has gone ahead to father a set of twins with his current partner, Ruweida.
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