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Ghana captain Mensah warns players against lavish lifestyle

Published on: 08 June 2012

By Patrick Akoto

captain John Mensah fears the lavish lifestyle of players could crumble their future.

Some have built a reputation of leaving grandiose lifestyle by driving posh cars and dropping thousands of dollars at night clubs.

It’s also widely believed some spent their hard won kitty on women at the expense of investing in businesses to safeguard their future.

The Lyon strong-centre-back fears the flamboyant lifestyle of some Ghanaian players could come back to haunt them.

“I think as players we must all bear in mind that, our careers will end at a point and so it’s important we make hay while the sun shine” Mensah said

“I believe it will be in the best interest of everyone to start investing massively. It will be in our own interest.

“But at the end of the day, you can only advise. Everyone is an adult and can take decision for themselves.

“But as someone who has seen things in the past, we must all be working towards that if some have not started,”

“So that when you finish your football career, there will be something that you can fall on immediately and live a comfortable life,”

Some Ghanaian players who rose to fame in the past have been left seriously broke due to their glitzy lifestyle during their playing careers.

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