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AC Milan begin pre-season without Ghana pair Essien and Muntari

Published on: 13 July 2014
Muntari and Essien yet join Milan pre-season squad

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Italian giants AC Milan have set their 2014/15 pre-season rolling without Ghana pair Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari, can confirm. 

The Rossoneris under new manager Filippo Inzaghi, played their first pre-season game at the Milanello and the Ghana pair were missing in action.

The Milan squad was put into two (Milan A and Milan B) for their first test game and the new side featuring new signing Alex and other big named players won the tie 3-2.

Essien, though is expected to return to the Stadio San Siro as he is still under contract, is being linked with a move away from the club while Sulley Muntari has inked a new one year extension to his current contract.

The duo have been given extra-time to spend after playing at the World Cup for Ghana but while most of Ghana's World Cup squad members have rejoined their clubs, it is expected they show up in Milan soon.

Milan A: Agazzi, Zaccardo, Alex, Mexes, Constant, Poli, Piccinocchi, Saponara, Menez, Pazzini, El Shaarawy.

Milan B: Gabriel, Simic, Bonera, Albertazzi, Didac Vilà, Mastalli, Modic, Benedicic, Di Molfetta, Mastour, Niang.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
    July 13, 2014 10:30 pm
    Clearly another non-story/. Name one player in the team that was at the world cup. i.e. balotelli is missing and nothing is said on that. Nonsense!
  • Boro says:
    July 13, 2014 08:27 pm
    The two indiscipline musketeers. The BAD boys of Ghana soccer.
  • Tanko says:
    July 14, 2014 12:04 am
    &Boro: Call them all you want... But they are who they are and they are STARS!!!! They did everything right for Ghana soccer. They even did the unthinkable for standing up against corrupt FA because they love their country so...... Not many years to come you'll realize their importance for what they stood for. They are STARS
  • Boro says:
    July 14, 2014 05:58 am
    Yes you are right! they did the unthinkable by one becoming a boxer and the other refusing to warm up before a match. What a waste of space!
  • soccer brain says:
    July 14, 2014 01:31 pm
    yes they stood for their nation but they should also not have sacrifice a world cup , they could take their actions a better way .