Sports News of Thursday, 28 February 2013
Source: Adom FM
The Chief Executive Officer of Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro has said he believes John Paintsil has been bedeviled by people who want his downfall.
Alhaji Moro whose team nurtured Paintsil into stardom was speaking to the recent news about John Paintsil alleged assaults on wife, and allegations that he attempted suicide.
“It came as a surprise to me because Paintsil is the shy type, very calm and hardly would you see him argue in public,” Alhaji Moro noted.
He said: “I think now that he is a big star, those who envy him are using spiritual means to divert his ways and he needs to pray hard.”
News about Paintsil’s suicide attempt stems from a message he posted on his BBM status saying “I will rest in peace…goodbye loved ones” shortly before he collapsed on Tuesday and was rushed to the Ghana-Canada Hospital.
Soon after he was discharged from hospital, Paintsil’s BBM status changed to “That was close. Thanks guys.”
It is not yet clear what caused his collapse but he was revived by medical officers and released from hospital shortly after.
Paintsil’s family has since denied reports that he attempted suicide, and his Media Relations Adviser, Ebenezer Aidoo also debunked the suicide rumors, saying the star suffered "exhaustion and dehydration".
Adom News also probed allegations Paintsil faked the collapse as a mere ‘PR gimmick’ to win public sympathy, but family sources pleaded for privacy.