Keep your home safe; make your wife a priority — Paintsil advises married footballers

Retired Black Stars player, John Paintsil, has ditched out marriage advice to young married footballers to ensure they keep a peaceful marriage.

The Iconic defender strongly advised against entertaining friends in their marriage life and home.

Sitting with Agyemang Prempeh in the comfort of his East Legon home in an interview which aired on TV XYZ on Sunday evening, Paintsil said married footballers should make their wives a priority and accord them with the respect they deserve.

“When you get married, you’re married. Your wife is your priority, hold her in high esteem, make sure to give her the maximum respect. Not anybody deserves to meet your wife, don’t open your doors to everyone — that is the mistake most of us do. It’s good the experienced ones will pass it on to the youngests. Keep your home safe especially, if you’ve married. Know that your wife contributes to your success and failure. So, you don’t joke at that side. Even if you’d do some stuff [cheat], don’t disrespect her. You make sure there is always respect.”

In February 2013, John Paintsil was held in Police custody for assaulting his wife and beating a neighbor, who tried to save the situation.

The now ex-wife, Richlove Paintsil was reported to have jumped the Trasacco wall to her neighbour, ostensibly to escape the assault of the husband but Paintsil was alleged to have followed into the neighbour’s house and handed a few slaps to the man holding the wife. It was reported that the wife went unconscious after sustaining serious injuries to her eye.

However, Richlove denied being stabbed and after a period of legal battle between the state and Paintsil, the case was cancelled.

John Paintsil’s Adjoa Broni

He is currently married to Adjoa Broni, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and children activist. She is also the CEO of Broni’s Gallery.

Paintsil played 89 games for senior national team between 2001 and 2013. He also had stints with English Premier League clubs West Ham United, Fulham, Leicester City.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams/ /Ghana

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