Soccer

Paintsil's wife drops case

2013-02-27 15:59
John Paintsil (Gallo Images)

Accra, Ghana - The wife and a neighbour of Ghana international footballer John Paintsil have both withdrawn complaints against him in relation to a domestic incident last week, police said on Wednesday.

Deputy Superintendent Freeman Tetteh said Paintsil had been accused of causing harm to his wife, Richlove, and assaulting the neighbour at the footballer's home in Accra on Friday. Tetteh wouldn't comment on reports that Paintsil had allegedly stabbed his wife in the eye in the incident.

Both dropped their cases against the former West Ham and Fulham defender, Tetteh said, although police had taken statements from Paintsil's wife and the unnamed neighbour, who contacted the police. Tetteh said that "no one can deny" there was an incident at the house. The police spokesman would not give any more details of the incident.

Paintsil was also hospitalised on Tuesday because of "exhaustion and dehydration," a spokesman for the player said, but was released later the same day.

"The past five days have taken a severe emotional toll on the entire Paintsil family, Richlove and John especially, and that toll manifested itself in the unfortunate incident this morning," said a statement from Ebenezer Aidoo, who identified himself as Paintsil's media adviser.

Aidoo said Paintsil's family had asked for privacy "during this difficult time."

Painstil, who is now at Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, played for Ghana at the recent African Cup of Nations in South Africa, where the Black Stars lost in a penalty shootout to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

During the tournament, the Ghana Football Association was forced to deny media reports that the team had attempted to bribe an opposition player to underperform ahead of a group game against Niger. The GFA also said last week that reports of prostitutes visiting Ghana players at their team camp during the Cup of Nations were false.

"At no point in time was any player found guilty of entertaining unwanted guests," the GFA said.

Read more on:    john paintsil  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

3 must-do trail runs

If you love trail running, you have to put these on your bucket list.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
Watch: Insane road bike skills!
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.