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2014 World Cup: Boateng and Muntari's sack was to instill discipline in Ghana team, says Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 28 June 2014
Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sacked from the Ghana camp

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he had to sack duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng from the Black Stars' World Cup camp to send a strong message of his non-tolerance for indiscipline.

The former AC Milan teammates were told to leave the Ghana camp on the morning of their final group game against Portugal having engaged in various acts of indiscipline.

Sulley Muntari has physically abused a high ranking Ghana FA official during a meeting meant to resolve a row over the delayed payment of appearance fee to the players.

Kevin-Prince Boateng on the other hand is said to have insulted coach Kwesi Appiah in one of the earlier training sessions after the thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany.

Both players left the Ghana camp humiliated following their involvement in indsciplinary acts.

And even though Kwesi Appiah has left the door open for the duo to make future returns to the Black Stars team, he insists he needed to set a good example especially for the up and coming players with his decision.

“If you want to build a team and instill discipline, it is always important that you set things right to ensure it doesn't affect the whole team,” he said.

Ghana eventually lost 2-1 to Portugal to crash out of the 2014 World Cup after the group stage.

This is Ghana's worst performance ever since making its debut in the finals in Germany 2006.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • stephen says:
    June 28, 2014 04:08 pm
    Ghana we have to be honest okay.. why why why
  • Tanko says:
    June 28, 2014 01:58 pm
    AA I think it's high time you excrcise decsipline yourself for you seemed to lack that important part of human development. Decsipline would have suggest that you step down as the coach of Black Stars. Everything you needed to succeed at Brazil 2014 was given to you. A good coach would have resign immidiately after the tournament. Word!!!
  • Pasi says:
    June 28, 2014 02:22 pm
    Unbelievable! This man amazes me everytime with his ulterances! There is something called the right moment. Spanish coach had a fall with Fabrigas yet he kept it under raps not to escalate the doesn't mean he is not a good manager bcos his records shows! Mr Appiah you let yourself down and a man to the responsibility of this mess!
  • Pasi says:
    June 28, 2014 02:24 pm
    Be*** take***
  • Robinski Abel says:
    June 28, 2014 02:45 pm
    The coach should have thought about Africa in general before he took the division.
  • Nyl says:
    June 28, 2014 02:58 pm
    Nonsense. What do you mean by descipline when you are not in charge yourself. Kwesi Appiah resign for a competent coach now