Wife: Annan neglects parental responsibilities

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Anthony Annan

Wife of former Black Stars midfielder, Anthony Annan, Mrs Gifty Annan, has accused her husband of neglecting his parental responsibilities.

Mrs Annan told Happy FM in an interview that the Beitar Jerusalem midfielder has failed to cater for their four kids and left for a different woman who he has two children with now.

Several former Stars players have seen their marriage in the news lately with most of them divorcing their wives for one reason or the other.

The likes of John Mensah, John Painstil and current Stars' skipper, Asamoah Gyan are but just a few examples who are faced with current situations and Annan's issue could add up to the list.

“Anthony Annan preformed my traditional marriage when I got pregnant for him. He was then playing for Accra Hearts of Oak. We proceeded to marry under ordinance when he was leaving to play IK Start in Norway," Mrs Annan told Happy FM.

“The last time me or the kids set eyes on Anthony Annan was two years ago when he came to perform the naming ceremony of our last child. He accused me of infidelity and said he was no longer interested in the marriage," she added.

Mrs Annan explained that although the footballer has called for a divorce, they were yet to go through the necessary requirements to end the marriage.

When asked whether Annan sends money for the upkeep of the children, she noted that the former Hearts of Oak player meets their demands occasionally which she claimed isn't enough for all four children.

"As at now, I do not know if I am still married to him because my family never accepted his request for a divorce and we have also not legally divorced since we married under ordinance marriage.

He occasionally sends some money for the kids but it’s not enough to cater for all their needs," he concluded.