Former Hearts of Oak star Bernard Don Boartey has accused ex-Black Stars right back John Painstil for playing a part in his fallen career.
According to Bortey, Painstil falsely accused him of stealing a watch when he was on trail at Meccabi Tel Aviv in Israel in 2004.
Bortey’s trial with the Israeli side ended after he was accused of theft and deported back to Ghana at a time when his career was peaking.
The 36-year old never got back to his best and blames John Painstil for playing a role in his fall from grace to grass.
“That boy is my friend but I don’t want to talk about him (Painstil),” he told Joy FM reporters. “He is one of the reasons my career went this way,” he added.
“Let’s forget about him,” he said in a disappointing tone.
“It wasn’t John Painstil who got me to Israel for the trial but it was so good to join your compatriot at the same club. We were there one day and he just accused me of stealing a watch. It was just sad but let’s forget about it.”