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The Ghanaian footballer, Nii Odartey Lamptey

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Former Ghanaian professional footballer and current assistant manager at Ghanaian football club Sekondi Wise Fighters, Nii Odartey Lamptey has revealed in a recent interview how he found out that the three children he thought belonged to him were actually not his.

He gave the moving interview with Nana Aba Amoah of GHOne‘s “Cheers”.

He also revealed how he was betrayed by his ex-wife. Before the tragic news, he had been with her for 21 years with 3 kids aged – 20, 19 and 8. It was gathered that trouble started after his wife filed for divorce over his inability to send the oldest child to the UK for university education.

He however arranged for a DNA test for his children following advice from a friend. He was shocked to find out that the kids were not his own. He further said that on the advise of his lawyer, he is not allowed to speak with the kids. The former ex-Aston Villa and PSV midfielder revealed how shocked he was to discover that the children were not his and how his wife blamed him claiming he was impotent.

Former Ghanaian footballer, Odartey Lamptey pictured 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 revealed 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.”

My opinion: The children are the real victim, I don't think it is their fault and Odartey Lamptey should continue to take care of them as he is the only father that they know, what if he adopted a child that he is not the biological parent, would he cut ties with the child?.

His ex-wife should have informed him earlier that the three children are not his, if she truly believed that her ex-husband is impotent.