After Thursday’s court ruling that legally severed all ties with his ex-wife, former Ghanaian footballer, Odartey Lamptey looks poised to having a happy new life with his new family. The 21-year relationship between the ex-footballer and Gloria Appiah hit the rocks in 2013 after DNA results revealed that he was not the biological father of their three children.
“When I was informed that the [three] children were not mine, I know how I felt. Playing the role of a father to children I thought were mine for 21 years and realising otherwise later, I nearly committed suicide. God gave me renewed energy and courage to withstand these pains and today, I can say I have gotten over them all.”
“I thank God for taking me through this fight successfully because I didn’t know how far I could go. I’m grateful that the toils that I have gone through for the past 21 years did not go in vain. Though I’ve lost a few properties, I’m very content that at the end of this case, I have retained most of them and I’m still alive too,” he said.
Lamptey owns the Golden Lions Soccer Academy and Glow Lamp International School in Accra.