Sports News of Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Ghana defender John Painstil has revealed the much-publicized story which hit the Ghana media some months back about him stabbing his wife in the eye has caused his career.
The 30-year-old, who is still searching for a new club after leaving Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv in June, has been unable to secure a new deal since the incident.
According to the former Fulham player, the bad publicity he got in the assault case of his wife has made him jobless.
"The story about me stabbing my wife which was not true has caused my job as a professional footballer, all the teams that wanted to sign me have refused due to this incident," he said on Metro TV’s magazine show Morning Ride last Saturday.
"What happened was my wife took my passport to my neighbours house to keep it after we had some misunderstanding which is normal with married couples.
"So they kept my passport for two weeks whiles my club in Israel was waiting for me, the club called me to come and I told them I couldn’t find my passport so they went ahead to get a new player which when I finally got back there was no place for me," he added.
Even though John Painstil impressed on trial at English Championship side Millwall recently he was not handed a contract.