Footballer who thanked wife and girlfriend in speech explains the mistake

Publish Date
Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:34PM

A couple of days ago, a video went viral of Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Anas, who accidentally thanked both his wife and girlfriend in a post-match speech.  

"And I appreciate my fans, also. My wife and my girlfriend... yeah, I mean my wife. Yeah, sorry to say... I'm sorry... I'm so sorry, my wife..." Anas said in the video. Needless to say, the internet lost it.

Well it turns out there's a totally innocent explanation. 

Anas told CNN; "My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That's what I was talking about. I don't have a girlfriend."

While it may be a lesson for the world to refrain from jumping to conclusions, it may be a lesson to Anas that no one calls their daughter their "girlfriend" for a reason.