After a court ruling on Thursday 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.
Lamptey who had two biological children with his girlfriend, former Ghana’s Most Beautiful finalist and actress Ruweida Yakubu during his separation from his ex-wife also disclosed that he nearly committed suicide when he found out that he was not the father of three kids he catered for 21 years.
“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.”
Lamptey owns the Golden Lions Soccer Academy and Glow Lamp International School in Accra.