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2014 World Cup: Black Stars leave Accra for Rotterdam camp without Sulley Muntari

Published on: 25 May 2014
Christian Atsu, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Daniel Opare at the airport

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Black Stars left for their pre-World Cup training camp in Rotterdam on Saturday night without influential midfielder Sulley Muntari.

The AC Milan star was not seen at the airport as the Black Stars team made their way into a KLM flight to Amsterdam at the Kotoka International Airport.

Jerry Akaminko with Samuel Inkoom at the airport

The team were given a befitting send off by ex President Jerry John Rawlings who was coincidentally at the airport making a trip elsewhere.

Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah and Ghana FA boss Kwesi Appiah later arrived to share their final words with the players before they boarded the flight.

The GFA boss did not travel with the side but is expected to join the camp in Rotterdam by Tuesday.

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah saw the team off on Saturday night

Goalkeeper Stephen Adams was also not spotted at the airport but confirmation is yet to be made whether he indeed made the trip.

Some members of the technical team also failed to make the trip on Saturday night.

The Black Stars were led by coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistant Maxwell Konadu.

Jordan Ayew, Harrison Afful, Fatau Dauda, Majeed Waris and David Accam listening to the final words of the Sports Minister

Captain Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Jonathan Mensah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam, Samuel Inkoom, Albert Adomah and Jerry Akaminko all made the trip.

The rest are Daniel Opare, Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, Jeffrey Schlupp, Christian Atsu, Rashid Sumaila, Afriyie Acquah, John Boye, Kwadwo Asamoah and Rabiu Mohammed.

Midfielder Mubarak Wakaso was at the airport but may not have made the trip with the Black Stars team after he was detected to have left behind a vital travel document.

Left-behind Mubarak Wakaso is unable to confirm whether he made the trip as the players went through the restricted VIP section.

Team doctor Baba Adamu, goalkeeper's trainer Nassam Yakubu and Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara also made the trip.

The team is expected to arrive in Amsterdam early Sunday morning to join a waiting bus to Rotterdam.

Picture credit: Kwadwo Kwaw Thompson, Metro FM


This article has 17 comment(s), give your comment
  • kofi bolyf says:
    May 26, 2014 10:31 pm
    gh all de way .i wish de guy gudluck . though its not easy i noe God see dem through n in july 13 de cup will be for gh. isha allah
  • Ray says:
    May 26, 2014 06:55 pm
    Ghanaian's David #Accam Afriyie #Acquah They have to Go to the World Cup Albert Adomah ,Jordan Ayew Jerry Akaminko have to Drop
  • Accam says:
    May 25, 2014 12:15 pm
    Iim not sure u even understand the word "impersonation". How does me using the name. Amounts to impersonation??
  • A cool guy.. says:
    May 25, 2014 11:30 am
    Don't impersonate with Accam please He is fighting for his place to go to Brazil 2014 i hope he makes it
  • futbolmad says:
    May 25, 2014 03:00 pm
    I am a little worried that Wakaso with the intention of going to Brazil forgets "vital travel document" --- maybe his passport? Wow!
  • Benito says:
    May 25, 2014 01:46 pm
    I don't like the body language of the player at all,I supposed something might have happened in the team,hmmmm....
  • rascozy says:
    May 25, 2014 02:07 pm
    i think Accam, Wakasu and Rabui will be dropped. but am not the coach so will wait for AA. Lets support the black stars in our colours. Contact Beek Sportz for customised black stars replica jerseys. call 0242548764 or 0502477331 now
  • KOFI says:
    May 25, 2014 04:33 pm
  • Naty says:
    May 25, 2014 07:28 pm
    John Boye what you said is true but you are depressing Ghana when you said all you want is to get to Semi finals, wake up John Boye. Please take the opportunity and watch the match between Ghana and Germany, the world cup games 2010 in South Africa Ghana did very well Ghana,out play the Germans, the only tool Black Stars did not have was the potential to score, now you do have that tool, with the same German players or new German players, Black Stars can beat the Germans and possible win the world cup.
  • goodnews says:
    May 25, 2014 08:30 am
    They wil join up. Be rest assured. Ghana wil shine. Ivory coast left first, now u guys hv gone. Super eagles wil leave today. Africa all d way
  • Peprasco says:
    May 25, 2014 08:48 am
    Why was muntari left out?
  • Troy says:
    May 25, 2014 09:21 am
    It doesn't seem like it is only muntari who couldn't go. But Gsn can't even confirm this story. So let's forget it. The story is neither here or there.
  • Rokavilla says:
    May 25, 2014 09:33 am
    Kwasi Nyantakyi was sayn our players hav done wel 4 camin to cam early n a l dat , so is dis it. Are we Neitherlands co equal, tweaa but they started way b4 us n even played a friendly against,Equardo. Germans r even busy @ camp. Masa dis wi take us no wer, excuses, excuses 4 de wat.I luv,blackstars very much but I forsee big failure cos we r not serious( even,being in,such a,group)
  • minkah says:
    May 25, 2014 09:54 am
    I wish Ghana black stars good luck. All the players should be committed and die a little for the nation.
  • Accam says:
    May 25, 2014 10:43 am
    I wudnt be surprised if Muntari n the others were dropped. Muntari bcos of his short temper n rift between him n AA
  • RASHID says:
    May 25, 2014 10:23 am
    I am one of the strong activist of the Black Star,but what i have seen is that, there was no unique exodus to the palace to the camp.But for the absence of the Ghanaian midfielder, Muntari is so serious,perhaps he would be forbidden by ''adviser'' not to tend on the trip that day.
  • Lord Dennings says:
    May 25, 2014 02:23 pm
    We need to maintain discipline on and off the court. This is unacceptable and the players involved need to be disciplined.