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Paintsil denies wife stabbing

25 February 2013, 15:40

Johannesburg - Ghana international John Painstil has denied he stabbed his wife in the eye after being arrested on Friday for the alleged incident.

According to the Football411.com website, the Hapoel Tel Aviv defender was suspected of stabbing his wife Richlove at their home in Accra, and subsequently arrested, with police and medical reports confirming an assault.

However, the Black Stars defender's spokesperson, Ebenezer Aidoo, has denied the the incident involved a stabbing by the player, and the couple were now living 'peacefully' again.

"John in his right frame of senses and cannot take a knife and stab (his) wife," Aidoo told Accra-based Joy FM.

Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sani Daara, meanwhile, also denied the police report, stating: "We want to state for the record that there was no stabbing.

"I want to tell the press not to get ahead of time in reporting this matter. We (GFA) are disappointed in some members of the media for their reportage without confirming an aspect of the report claiming there was stabbing in the incident.

"Yes, there was a domestic affair and domestic incident, but there was no stabbing. Richlove is fine, John is fine, they have reconciled. So, as and when we have any further information, we (GFA) will inform you the media."

- Football411.com

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