Ghana defender John Paintsil has launched anÂ astonishingÂ public attack at the ex-wife of John Mensah, Henrietta Mensah, warning her to stay away from his marriage insisting he is not on the verge of breaking up with his wife.
The South Africa-based right-back says recent media reports that Richlove Paintsil is seeking a divorce from Paintsil was concocted by Henrietta who is instigating his wife to follow in her footsteps of divorcing her husband.
Henrietta and ex-Ghana captain John Mensah divorced this year after a bitter battle.
Ghana's leading sports newspaper Graphic Sports reported last week that Richlove had filed for divorce but John refused to sign the court papers which brought into sharp focus the growing menace of Ghanaian footballers' wives ditching or betraying their husbands.
Paintsil says Richlove, who is a close friend of Henrietta, knows nothing about the publication and insists that Mensah's ex-wife is trying to sow seeds of discord for his family.
â€œI think my wife knows nothing about the publication which came out; because I have called her and she told me it is rather Mrs. Mensah ex-wife of John Mensah who sent the story to the media," John Paintsil told Metro FM.
â€œIf she and her husband have divorced, that doesnâ€™t mean she should force my wife to do the same."
The Ghanaian defender warned Hanrietta to stay away from his marriage as he or his wife are not on a verge of divorce even though there are issues in the marriage.
â€œI am therefore advising her to stay away from my family for us to enjoy our freedom, because there is nothing like divorce on our minds,â€ Paintsil told Metro fm.
â€œIf there are any issues I need to sort out with my wife, it should be out of court or media because we never got married in the court room, but rather it should be solved at home, he said.
A growing number of Ghanaian players are having serious marital problem with over 8 divorced while Nii Odartey Lamptey discovered through a DNA test that all his three children were not biologically his.