Speaking for the first time since his marriage to his former wife collapsed due to infidelity in 2013, the former Anderlecht Star said he never asked his wife to sleep around.
“Never, never…which man in his right senses would say that,” Odartey Lamptey said.
The 41-year-old after sensing marriage infidelity on the part of his wife proceeded to conduct a DNA test only to realize all three kids were not his biological children.
According to Lamptey, the case is still in court and is hoping that a ruling is delivered soon.
“I don’t think if you are married to a woman and you leave for even two years it is not justified for the woman to cheat…I have always been with her in all the countries I played football so there is no justification,” Lamptey told Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday.
Asked how he managed to find out about his former wife’s infidelity, the former U-17 World Cup winner answered “Bola, I am more than Anas.”
During his career he played as a striker from 1990 until 2008 notably for Aston Villa, PSV Eindhoven, Coventry City and the Ghana national football team.
He is known foremost for his erratic career, in which he became a superstar as a teenager and then suffered a long string of failures which burnt him out well before his time.
Lamptey has been used as a byword for a cautionary tale of putting too much pressure on young players to be successful.
He also played for Anderlecht, Venezia, Unión Santa Fe, Ankaragücü, União Leiria, Greuther Fürth, Shandong Luneng, Al-Nassr, Asante Kotoko and Jomo Cosmos.