Ghana Blackstars’s defender John Mensah has been ordered by an Accra High Court to sell his plush mansion at the affluent Trassaco Valley Estates and other properties to pay his divorce compensation.
According to the state-owned Graphic Sports, this is a fall-out from an agreement reached by the court following a divorce suit filed by his ex-wife Henrietta last October.
Proceeds from the sale of the house are to be share equally between the couple.
Mensah , married to Henrietta the last 12 years with four children, was accused of cheating on the wife and shirking his responsibilities.
The former Sunderland star claimed those allegations were baseless.
Since their marriage was under Ordinance, they are required to share equally all the properties acquired by them during the period the relationship lasted.
They have houses and plots of land in and around Accra, a beverage factory on the Kasoa-Bawjiase road and cars.
Mensah has been tasked to commit a fixed monthly remittance for the upkeep of the children.
The Graphic Sports aslo claim the initial US$ 500,000 alimony demanded by Henrietta has been beaten down to 150,000 Ghana cedis.
Mensah is set to return to action after signing a loan deal with Slovakian top-flight side FC Nitra in a move expected to boost his chances of of playing at the 2014 World Cup.
Last month, ex-Ghana striker Arthur Moses, was also ordered by a Supreme Court ruling that he gave his divorced wife three more houses as part of the divorce settlement.
His divorced wife claimed she deserved the compensation package because Moses prevented him from working during his playing time.
Source: Graphic Sports