Hapoel Tel AvivÂ defender John Paintsil wants to celebrate the birthdays of his three kids by helping claim a famous victory against city rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The Ghana international will be in action on Sunday for his Israeli club while his kids; Florencia, Ryanna and John celebrate their 7th,5th and 2nd birthdays in Accra.
Junior John Paitsil turned 2 on Friday with Ryanna and Florencia having theirs on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
There is a planned birthday bash for the three kids at the Black Stars defenderâ€™s plush Trasaco Valley residence on Sunday.
The right-back will be missing the birthdays of his kids but wants to atone for his absence by helping his club beat their city rivals in the Israeli super clash.
â€œI really wished I was there for my lovely kids for their birthdays but sometimes there is nothing you can do about it,â€ Paintsil told GHANAsoccernet.com.
â€œI however amongst the other surprises I have for them on Sunday, want to help Hapoel win against Maccabi.â€
Paintsilâ€™s profound love in not only his kids has seen him establish a foundation to help deprived children in society.