Menaye Donkor, wife of Ghana International Sulley Muntari has revealed how she met the football star.
Donkor, a renowned Canadian-born Ghanaian businesswoman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former beauty queen has been married with the Ghana star since 2010.
The two are believed to be one of the amazing celebrity couples in Ghana despite previous controversies surrounding their marriage.
The former Miss Universe Ghana who also runs a charity organization narrates how she came into contact with her husband.
“I met him (Sulley) in Germany, Berlin to be specific, I was on vacation with my sister, and my cousin is Ama K. Abebrese. At that time we were in Europe so we went to watch the football match and I met him,” Manaye Donkor was speaking on the Delay show.
“I met him in the Hotel lobby, I think we were having dinner.
“No (I didn’t set out to go and look for a footballer) because I didn’t know anything about football but the funny thing is my elder brother (Prince) liked football a lot. During Ghana’s qualification to the World Cup I was clueless, because I had no idea how Ghana even ended up at the competition.
“So I decided to visit my cousin (Ama) in the UK and my sister and we were together so we decided to go watch a game but Ama knew Sulley already so when we saw Sulley, Ama did an introduction and he (Sulley) tried to obviously make his moves. He always called me through Ama for about a Month or so.
She however revealed meeting the former Inter Milan and AC Milan star was an opportunity for her to earn support for her charity.
“Ama then advised me to be friendly with him because he was a nice person and we never know since I am into Charity works and he is also a footballer he might be interested in my work. So I did not discriminate anyone who could help me in my charity work,” she added.
“He was a hero in Ghana so it was even an opportunity for my charity kids to even have a one-on-one interaction with him.
“Sulley and I had something in common which is empathy for people, we have pity on people and that was the more reason I was doing the charity and the way he just got on board to support and my nephews at home. Everything was all about uncle Sulley. So for me you don’t have to like me only, you also have to like people around me and I think that’s how he was able to win me over.
“I didn’t want to be in a relationship because I wanted to travel and see the World, I wanted to be independent and again I didn’t believe long distance relationship works. Two years into the relationship he wanted us to get married but I wasn’t ready because of a lot of factors. I can’t point them out but I was just not ready. I think I wanted to get to know him better. Two years was not enough for me so I wanted to wait for a while.”
“We were actually best friends so after four years into our relationship we started talking about marriage again and at that point I felt I was ready.”
The two have been blessed with two kids Jamal Krasie Muntari and Jamila Bema Muntari since they tied the knot ten years ago.