“I have divorced my wife because she is a kill-joy. She did not support me when I was down and I needed her most,” said the former PAOK Salonika defender, who has been out with injury for most of two seasons.
“She was my childhood love and we’ve been married since 1997. But I don’t love her any more, I’m tired of her.”
He added: “I’m determined to now leave all my troubles behind me and
face my career. By January I will be back playing again because I am
over my most trying period.”
Udeze’s 11-year-old marriage was blessed with two children.
Udeze, 28, made his full international debut in 2001 but quit
international football in 2005 after the 1-1 draw with Angola in Kano
which handed the Angolans an advantage in the qualification race for
the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
He has featured for several European clubs including West Bromwich
Albion. In January 2007 he was released by Greek club AEK Athens and
returned to PAOK in July but again failed to tie down a place in the
first team due to a niggling knee injury.