ACCRA: Ghanaian international soccer player John Paintsil was arrested but released on bail after he was accused of stabbing his wife, a police official said.
Accra police spokesman Freeman Tettey said today the former West Ham United player was taken into custody yesterday after he was accused of the stabbing attack by a neighbour.
Paintsil, who has not been formally charged pending an investigation, said there had been a ‘misunderstanding’ with his wife Richlove, Tettey said.
Paintsil, 31, was a key defender in the Ghana team that finished fourth at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa earlier this month.
He last played for Israel’s Hapoel Tel Aviv after previous stints with Leicester City, West Ham United and Fulham in England.