Sports News of Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Black Stars defender John Mensah has denied reports of alleged infidelity and neglect of parental responsibilities as being claimed by his wife.
The general Black Stars skipper was scheduled to appear before an Accra High Court over a divorce case initiated by his wife Henrietta.
The decision to go to court according to Henrietta’s claims was informed by alleged infidelity on Mensah’s part and the neglect of his parental responsibilities leaving the upkeep of their kids to her alone at their Trassacco residence. Speaking to Radio XYZ Sports, the former Sunderland defender rubbished the claims by his wife of infidelity and also not taking his children’s responsibilities.
“I do what every responsible father has to do for his children and I have no reason not to cater for their needs," Mensah told XYZ Sports.
"I do well to send them money as I know they will need them and I have always been taking responsibility of everything else including their school fees," he added. "All these accusations by her are false and I know the truth will definitely be told one day," he added.
On Monday morning, the case between Henrietta Mensah and John Mensah took place at the Accra High court 10 with Justice Doris Bempong presiding. John Mensah was not present for the hearing but his wife was. The case has been adjourned for a later and yet-to-be-revealed date.
The couple has been married for over a decade with four children.