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2014 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah backs decision to sack duo; Muntari and Boateng from Ghana camp

Published on: 26 June 2014
Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sacked from the Ghana camp

By Ameenu Shardow

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Courtesy African Origin Travel and Sports Tourism

Coach Kwesi Appiah has defended his decision to sack duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng from the Black Stars camp in the wake of Ghana's early exit from the 2014 World Cup.

The influential players were told to leave the team's camp early Thursday morning followng various instances of indiscipline.

Muntari physically attacked a high ranking member of the Ghana FA during a meeting meant to resolve the delayed payment of appearance fees to the players.

The AC Milan star was said to have punched Executive Committee member Moses Armah for suggesting to the players to forget about their unpaid cash and concentrate on their game against Portugal.

Kevin-Prince Boateng on the other hand is said to have insulted coach Kwesi Appiah during the recovery trainingh session after the thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany.

Both players left the Ghana camp on Thursday morning before the team took to the field against Portugal in their final group game which Ghana eventually lost 2-1 to crash out of the tournament after the first round.

But coach Kwesi Appiah insists the decision was to serve the best interest of the team.

“The decision to send two players home this morning has got to do with disciplinary issues,” Appiah said.

“At this level you look at the team and not individual players.

“You look at what will benefit the team and that is why we decided to take the decision.”

The players have since been handed an indefinite suspension from the Ghana team.


This article has 27 comment(s), give your comment
  • MOSES says:
    June 26, 2014 10:19 pm
  • The truth says:
    June 26, 2014 10:48 pm
    Don't invite kpb back again. That boy is useless and he is lazy. U did a great job A.A
  • osono says:
    June 26, 2014 10:43 pm
  • Rass says:
    June 26, 2014 10:36 pm
  • jeff Godwin says:
    June 26, 2014 10:29 pm
    Heartless coach is all over wif dem, is over wif u too.
  • MOSES says:
    June 26, 2014 10:23 pm
  • kerekou says:
    June 26, 2014 11:08 pm
    fock u Kwesi Appiah u are realy stupid why u tak then be for if u know the are worst for the team ?u sack then 2h befor de impotant game tha make u dombo /u are de problem not kevin or muntari u are realy bad for ghana.
  • Yaovi says:
    June 27, 2014 04:23 pm
    Why should they behave badly in their club? Their club is not corrupt and the support their players.The management is good at the club level. The GFA is not doing that therefore they players have the right to complain. cheers
  • Cookes says:
    June 26, 2014 11:46 pm
    This coach made so many bone headed decisions. Coaches are judged by the decisions they take and the substitutions they make. He was found wanting every step of the way. He should step down. He's a poor tactician and man manager.
  • lhaj says:
    June 27, 2014 12:17 am
    AA must go!!
    June 27, 2014 12:32 am
    They were bribed… the keeper especially.. they all took bribes… they know Muntari and KPB will voice out so they sacked them… Tell me how many times you saw the keeper punching the ball to the opponent until one resulted in a goal… soccer is business…. that keeper and the rest were looking out for themselves… not Ghana…. 4get Blk stars… done with them!!!!!
  • Benny says:
    June 27, 2014 01:39 am
    Threw dust in our eyes.Unity,unity in camp.AA has no aura about him as a coach.Useless man. You backed the decision and the result is....................... It's time to dissolve the entire GFA ,they have made a catastrophic failure.
  • Akwesi Appiah Suck Dick says:
    June 27, 2014 01:43 am
    Piss off Akwesi Appiah u pick Adomah over Accam wtf are u doing in life jacking off to porn and not looking closely at the team. First of all u decide to bench our experienced players on our first game . Secondly u make useless subsitutuions if u didn't sub KPB in Germany game instead of J Ayew we could have won the game. U can't even discipline our center backs look at defense it is terrible , u said u were going to fix it what have you done made It worst. The Portugal vs Ghana game was the worst display I've seen from Ghana and why do we lose aganist weak teams such as USA and Portugal but tie aganist Germany . I rather win two games and lose to Germany than tie to Germany and lose to USA and Portugal. You even suspend Muntari and KPB (most experienced players ) u should've at least solve the problem we still got a World Cup going on here . Without them our center midfield would be nothing . NOW GET OUT Akwesi Appiah disgrace to the Ghanaian race
  • PITO says:
    June 27, 2014 02:00 am
    2 POINTS: 1) Akwasi Appiah being coach of the Blackstars is similar HIRING A PRIMARY SCHOOL "TEACHER" TO SUPERVISE UNIVERSITY "STUDENTS."Think about that. 2) Akwasi Appiah is a Polygamist coach = confusion never departs from the home of polygamist.
  • Hfhfh says:
    June 27, 2014 02:02 am
    Team management involves managing player egos and their inadequacies off the field. AA is simply an incompetent coach. He should stay clear off our black stars. He was so down hearted that instead of staying calm to encourage the players during the storm, he rather lost his calm and started fighting the players.
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 27, 2014 02:43 am
    On this particular issue I support You AA,my only problem was the unpopular decision you made of substituting Dede y AA??
  • Full Story: Why Sulley slapped GFA official... says:
    June 27, 2014 02:51 am
    GUYS here is the Full Story: Why Sulley slapped GFA official... The Ghana Football Association (GFA) in the early hours of Thursday suspended Sulley Ali Muntari indefinitely from the Black Stars. The decision was taken in the wake of his (Muntari) "unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr. Moses Parker on Tuesday 24th June, 2014 during a meeting". But what really led to Sulley being sacked? He may have a history of insubordination, but is it fair to suspend him without any action being taken against the FA official? has pieced together minute-by-minute report of what transpired sourced from Sports Ministry officials, GFA members and Black Stars playing body present during the altercation. Below is what led to the brawl. Sulley: WHAT IS THE USE OF SOO MANY G.F.A OFFICIALS & OTHERS HERE? You Are Basically Non-Essential and have no role or duties here. Your Number even dwarf that of the players... You receive Bonuses for no work done. You are a drain on the Govt.... You always make money on our back and you see every Tournament as a means to make money.... And You Have The Vim to question us why we want our money? Moses Armah: Your money will come take time, the captain is speaking…. Sulley: Shut up, are you the one paying the money or you are the Prez? Moses Armah: I won’t allow you to include me in your list of victims oo…..I'm a gangster more than you. Sulley: So you can fight me eh (moving towards Moses’ direction disentangling himself from other guys retraining him). Moses Armah: Am ready for you. You think i'm a coward? Sulley: (picks a bottle and drop it, surprisingly jumps and slaps Moses) **** you!! Moses: Returns the slap with a blow lifts a fork…and Jonathan Mensah holds Moses’ hand up. Essien sits quietly, Gyan and Appiah speak Ga to Sulley, calming him down as Moses is whisked away by Saban Quaye
  • OGYA says:
    June 27, 2014 02:55 am
    Akwesi Appiah the most dumbest and stupid Ghanaian coach I have ever seen, intellectually bankrupt with a brain size like a peanut. This is what you get when you employ a street boy from Kejetia to run a national team when there are capable individuals like Kuuku Dadzie and Sillas Tetteh. This pumpkin head and his master Nyantakyi needs to be removed from the GFA. Players do not respect his intellect. This moron of a coach selected 23 players but majority never saw the field of play. We have all now seen how unskilled some of his selection are. John Boye, Jordan Ayew, Atsu, This Atsu guy lacks the skills to kick a free kick or corner kicks, Jordan Ayew is a total disaster. He should never be called to the national team. Very very unskilled and annoying to watch. John Boye, what can I say. This guy plays for the Black Stars and Vorsah is not? We should change John Boye's name to disaster. He is the main reason why we are going home today. He is the gift that kept giving. He was giving away goals like Christmas gift. I do really believe that our first game was sold out for money. There is no way on this God given planet that any coach with brains would have approached that game with his capable players on the bench if they intended to win that game or haven't sold out the game..
  • Kwabena says:
    June 27, 2014 03:12 am
    AA bring us the 2015 AFCON anything short of that equals a resignation letter or you get the sack.
  • CAP'N PLANET says:
    June 27, 2014 06:22 am
    You see,GFA ADMNI calling themselves gangster?Maybe Muntari did not slap him hard enough.And l love the f u,he said at the end.Yes,vafanculo to all the GFA guns +Stronzati to Moses!I am adding it on behalf of Sulley:yes,good for nothing bunch of swindlers.
  • jb says:
    June 27, 2014 07:00 am
    AA should go now
  • jb says:
    June 27, 2014 07:02 am
    Well done sully, you should have slapped the match fixer tooo...thiefs
  • Just in Time says:
    June 27, 2014 07:31 am
    Essien, Muntari and KPB just retire permanent from the black star and give the young ones the chance. We have to rebuild starting now. Gyan should also go after AFCON next year.
  • MythBuster says:
    June 27, 2014 07:50 am
    You guys are impossible,your players shows highest level of indiscipline and they were disciplined and you crack heads littering the streets of Accra are here spewing nonsense,can any of those players behave badly in their clubs...and yet they call theirselves proffessionals without being role models!Big shame to Ghana and their bunch of junk indisciplined players.Kudos to Appiah,we the pan African community is proud lf you,posterity will forgive you for taking a stand.God bless Africa.
  • ebow says:
    June 27, 2014 10:31 am
    A.A do u remember Senegal 92 and when Ghana lost 6-1 to Germany in a friendly match why some players were not sacked,Ghanaians u know wht am talking about dat time were having some player who want to make name 4 him self but not the nation
  • Chris Opoku SA says:
    June 28, 2014 12:50 am
    Well done sully, that's what its should happen to our corrupt gangstars leaders.
  • Sanky says:
    June 29, 2014 10:49 am
    Hmmmmmmmmmm Ghana