John Paintsil

Former Black Stars defender, John Paintsil, has confirmed his retirement from football.

The 34-year-old full back who had his last spell with South African Club Maritzburg United made his retirement public on his official Instagram page on social media.

“John Paintsil the Jeonju Man will like to announce my retirement from being a soccer player.”

“I thank God for bringing me this far. Was a long journey from 1999 to 2016. 2 world cups and 5 AFCON and 89 CAPS FOR GHANA.”

Paintsil spent 17-years in the profession and had stints with Berekum Arsenal and Liberty Professionals before departing the shores of Ghana to play for clubs such as Maccabi Tel Aviv , Hapoel Tel Aviv, West Ham United, Fulham, Leicester City, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Santos.

John Paintsil played in the 2010 AFCON finals with the Black Stars and was a member of Roy Hodgson’s Fulham that reached the final of the Europa Cup in 2010.

Previous articleI sent ‘Mansa’ to Kwabena Kwabena to feature on but he didn’t, today he says what – Bisa Kdei
Next articleKotoko board asks Manager Opoku Nti to step down
Michael Eli Dokosi is a journalist and a formidable writer with a decade's experience. He is a blogger as well who currently owns and manages the news portal The site is a wholesome news platform with entertainment, political, general, sports, negroid and foreign news offerings with the tagline 'More than Straight News' because of its alternate take on issues. The blakkpepper name emerged because the site is Afrocentric and hot. The Managing Editor can be reached via cell line (+233) 0249907425 & (+233) 0262907425 and via email for adverts, enquiries and news coverage invites.