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Marrying early ruined my football career - Odartey Lamptey

Former Black Stars and Ghana player, Nii Odartey Lamptey has revealed that early marriage ruined his football career.

Marrying early ruined my football career - Odartey Lamptey

In an interview with Accra based Kasapa FM, the former PSV attacker opined that he could have played a bit longer if he hadn’t married.

Marrying early even ruined my career. I could have played for long if I had taken my time before getting married,” Odartey said.

Odartey Lamptey experienced a bitter marriage in his first union. He tied the knot with then-girlfriend, Gloria Appiah, just a year after starring for Ghana at the 1992 Olympic Games.

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They gave birth to five children, of whom two died to lung diseases, and the other three turned out not to be Odartey’s following a DNA test revelation in 2013.

He subsequently filed for divorce in the wake of the DNA test, with Gloria getting 50% of his assets as ordered by the court.

Odartey Lamptey has recovered from the bitter divorce with his first wife and has since remarried.

He has two girls and a boy with his new wife.

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