My mum advised me against marrying Gloria Appiah - Odartey Lamptey
Nii Odartey recently won a divorce case against his ex-wife Gloria Appiah
Nii Odartey Lamptey was heart broken when a DNA test disclosed that all the three children he had with Gloria Appiah were not his.
The ex-Ghana star and his former wife were involved in a legal tussel that protracted for years, until just last week when it was brought to its finality.
Odartey has much regrets for going against her mother's wish not to marry Gloria Appiah.
"I feel advice nowadays is very difficult, sometimes you will advise someone about marriage and he will find it difficult to accept," Lamptey said.
"But, sometimes when he faces a setback that's when there is regret. In my case, they did not say, my mother did not advise that I should not marry her but they were against it but well I have now seen what I went in for".
The former Anderlecht and Aston Villa midfielder who nearly committed suicide as a result of what he went through has advised anyone facing similar situation not to commit suicide.
"This ordeal has taught me bravery and I want to encourage anyone facing a similar difficulty not to commit suicide".
Lamptey has two biological children with his girlfriend, former Ghana’s Most Beautiful finalist and actress Ruweida Yakubu.
Odartey Lamptey was part of the Black Starlets team that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1991 in Italy and subsequently won the the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
He also represented Ghana in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, when the Black Meteors became the first African nation to win a medal in football at the Olympics and also played for the Black Stars on several occasions.