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John Paintsil lashes out at John Mensah's ex-wife, 'stay away from my marriage' - defender warns

Published on: 30 March 2014
John Paintsil has told the ex-wife of John Mensah to stay away from his marriage


Ghana defender John Paintsil has launched an astonishing 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.

“I 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.

“If she and her husband have divorced, that doesn’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.

“I 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,” Paintsil told Metro fm.

“If 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.


  • Olembe says:
    March 30, 2014 01:32 pm
    Oh ama Gh!!!. ppl are thinking of going to Brazil to lift the world cup and u guyz are here talking abt who is divorcing who. I always say JP's good deeds will never fall into waters. I know him personally and thk God ll never allow his enemies to rejoice over him.
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    March 30, 2014 01:11 pm
    @Mumbi.....Man , stop kidding yourself. No Ghanaian is interested in any Zambian website. What is there of interest to Ghanaians on a Zambian website. Maybe you want to advertise your site, but we are not interested. What we are interested in is for you to get out of this site with all your insults (now that you claim you have a website). We hope not to hear from you again. Bye
  • bongo says:
    March 30, 2014 01:02 pm
    Stop all ds marrrrried, marrrrried, marrrrried not to bring problem to our prayers. Why
  • Andrew in Nigeria. says:
    March 30, 2014 12:33 pm
    Why is GSN news in these divorce cases so tilted against the women. GSN is trying too hard to paint these women black. Who knows how much evil the players have done to the women and how much they've mistreated them. Please let reportage of news be professional. This is not NPP/NDC please!
  • Dr Who says:
    March 30, 2014 12:01 pm
    what God has put together let no man or woman put asander
  • keith from germany says:
    March 30, 2014 09:09 am
    You see now. I always said there are always two sides to hear in a case. Most of you forumites were calling pantsils wife all sort of names. Ghana media is also the cause of many problems in the country by publishing false stories.
  • Mumbi says:
    March 30, 2014 10:05 am
    GSN, Why is it that most ghanaian bloggers are not posting on your site but doing so on ZamFoot on each topic? & Stop disgracing ghanaian players by revelling every thing in their bedrooms.
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    March 30, 2014 11:44 am
    @Mumbi...Man you seem confused. No Ghanaian will waste their precious time on a Zambian website. There is nothing of interest to Ghanaians on a Zambian website. Ghansians have enough news on the many Ghanaian websites to quench our appetites with. Maybe you want to advertise your website, but we are not interested. We will however be glad if you will stay away from this site with all your insults.
  • GHFUO, be serious & change ur MENtality says:
    April 05, 2014 07:20 pm
    these celebs must call on the fixer to solve all these issues. pls, find out who ray donovan is...just google it..RAY DONOVAN...LOL