Former Accra Hearts of Oak player, Bernard Don Bortey, has blamed John Paintsil for destroying his career after he said the ex-Black Stars defender lied about his alleged watch theft in Israel in 2004.
Bortey, who was accused of stealing a watch and an unspecified amount of money whiles on trial in Israel, has denied the allegations and stated that Paintsil framed up the entire story to destroy him.
In an interview with Joy FM at the Pobiman training grounds of Hearts, Don Bortey who lodged with Paintsil during his trial period blamed the theft case on destroying his blistering career at the time.
“I didn’t steal any watch in Israel, John Paintsil lied about the whole thing just to destroy me,” he said.
Bortey was one of the most exciting players to watch in the domestic league in the early 2000 having helped the Phobians to a Premier League and continental glories.
However, he could not make the mark any time he moved to Europe and was involved in several controversies that marred his career.