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REVEALED: Brazil police requested Muntari's arrest after attacking Ghana FA official

Published on: 07 July 2014
Muntari attacking an American player during the World Cup in Brazil

Brazilian police were seeking to arrest Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari in the wake of his unprovoked physical attack on a Ghana FA member at the World Cup in Brasilia last week, it has been revealed.

The AC Milan midfielder physically attacked Moses Armah without any provocation during a meeting with the players over their appearance fees at the World Cup.

He is also accused to have followed the owner of Medeama Sporting Club to his hotel room threatening further violence, destroying his property and other personal belongings.

Nyantakyi says the move by the GFA to penalize the AC Milan Star was timely as it instilled discipline in the entire playing body and also saving Sulley from facing criminal charges in Brazil.

"There was a request by the hotel authorities to hand Sulley over to the police because it is a crime to attack someone in Brazil," Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi said in an interview with Neat FM.

"He could have gone to jail and as a mitigation measure we had to stamp our authority by taking steps to ensure discipline in the team.

"If we had not done that we would have lost credibility because the Brazilian authorities were watching to see what we would do.”

Muntari was sacked from camp hours before Ghana’s final Group G match against Portugal in Brasilia for violent behaviour following the attack.

He has been handed an indefinite suspension by the Ghana FA and that has put his international career in serious doubt.


This article has 22 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    July 07, 2014 04:55 pm
    Rasheed,l bring him over.He needs forty lashes on his bare bum.
  • papa says:
    July 07, 2014 04:15 pm
    LOL!!! please make sure everyone gets a turn! bastard
  • lion-fire says:
    July 07, 2014 01:22 pm
    A liar by character
  • Thegreatest says:
    July 07, 2014 01:28 pm
    Oh Akwasi, everyday you have something to say about a player. Turn the lens unto yourself.
  • milky says:
    July 07, 2014 01:28 pm
    Hahahah..the police wanted to arrest him?!!I am in Brazil right now I have seen about 2 situation were people should have been arrested but the came and did nothing about it. In one of the situations a guy hit a woman and all the guys around gang up and started beating the guy up. I bet the police didn't even give shit. Also if both Muntari and dude he punched were fighting, both of them should be arrested not just one. These people wouldn't stop at really trying to make Muntari look evil huh? I however think it was wrong for anyone to resort to any for of violence whatsoever!
  • Benny says:
    July 07, 2014 01:32 pm
    Nyantakyi has lost the plot.Is there any psychiatric hospital nearby?
  • Rasheed. says:
    July 07, 2014 01:35 pm
    Shame on Ghanasoccernet, Saani Diarra, nyantakyie and Elvis Afryie for trying to paint Sulley black, for exposing their corrupt practices. You can publish Sulley has four legs and is a gorilla eater, that will not deter us from demanding accountability form you crooks. The truth hurts, so saanie will ask them to delete my comments.
  • Rasheed. says:
    July 07, 2014 01:37 pm
    @ Benny I am a psychiatrist, bring that sick man to me, and all I need to do is to arrange for him to be flogged severely at opera square.
  • Benny says:
    July 07, 2014 01:38 pm
    GSN, GFA propaganda machine,what is that photograph in the story suppose to mean? Crap journalism.
  • ghanaluv says:
    July 07, 2014 01:46 pm
    how long is this idiot going to talk about this, talk about the corrupt contract u are rewarding AA for non performance
  • shieava says:
    July 07, 2014 01:50 pm
    y is G.S.N not fair at all or u guyz are on the pay roll of Mr. Nyantakyi .
  • Tanko says:
    July 07, 2014 02:13 pm
    @Shieava: Don't you know Sannie Daraga and Kwesi Nyantakyi are partners in crime (PIC)? All the need to do us turn the scope of their views to themselves and see where the problem generated and stop trying to belittle the young men they were supposed to manage. Also they need to understand that they have failed and failed miserably hence the need to resign ASAP. Morons
  • Tanko says:
    July 07, 2014 02:17 pm
    It'll be hard for this FA to have an established players to play for the country anymore. The pull Down syndrome of the people that you're supposed to manage and protect are the very people you're trying to destroy. Shame!
  • Big Boss says:
    July 07, 2014 02:28 pm
    Ghanasoccernet, when will you stop your JSS journalism? Your story title says Brazil Police requested for Muntari's arrest but the contents state it's the hotel authorities who requested to hand him over to the Police! Do you think you are writing for the consumption of kindergarten kids???
  • selfmade says:
    July 07, 2014 02:36 pm
    I have have condemned the fa for what transpired in Brazil and I blamed them for all that happened in Brazil but as much as I appreciate what sulley did in Brazil, I also think is about sulley acts like a real Ghanaian too! How old is sulley probably in his late twenties and though his actions has exposed the coorupt deeds of this NOTORIOUS GFA as well as the SHAKY DEALS of our sport ministerial, is equal important that, we condemned sulley for slapping that man! If the man that sulley slapped is old than sulley, I want him to call him privately and apologize and I want the fa man to return the gesture! The good books says that respect thy mother and father for u to live long! The father and mother doesn't mean only your biological folks but rather anyone who is older than u! I know sulley is a great guy and he might probably has done that already because the mere fact that cried when he was given his sendig off tells me that he was sorry for what he did! Finally, in Ghana, it seems there are no role models again as I can't confidently pinpoint who I can mention as my role model now as all of them has been tainted by corruption and other neferious acts! PANYIN BIRI NI OMAN YEMU and when the elders lost it, the youth takes it over from them to misbehave and this is exactly what is happening in this country! Unless, our elders and leaders in position starts to behave like elders, the youth ll always disrespect them! Am waiting to point to this elderly guy as my role model!
  • Koo Tee says:
    July 07, 2014 02:40 pm
    Yes it was your responsibility to protect Sulley.So What? Lets talk about your mismanagement that led to the slap.No one says Muntari behaved well.In our culture such attacks are always frowned upon BUT kwasi Nyantakyi you cannot close our eyes with those comments.As a father of the group were you going to allow the Brazilian police to arrest Muntari?Where are we?This is not the issue at stake!!!you guys mismanaged everyone including the sponsors;Kenpong and co.WHY WHY WHY?.That money you used to send your wife and family to the tournament could have been used to secure a better accommodation for the Black stars players.YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND EVEN SHOW US MUNTARI HOLDING A KNIFE READY TO STRIKE SOMEONE!!!. Ghanaians DO NOT CARE.... All that we want you to answer is WHY DID YOU MISMANAGE THE PLAYERS?.If Kwarasey and gentle Essien could rebel then SOMETHING went wrong.Mr. FA president.WE WILL NOT BUY THIS!!!
  • benito says:
    July 07, 2014 07:07 pm
    So you guys wanted sulley to be arrested after being the cause of all these shame you and your officials brought on the nation'you have no shame at all..afrieyie ankrah claimed that he struggled to get access to the team therefore there was no way Becca could have slept with badu in his hotel room because tight security. How could a whole minister struggled to see the playing body?
  • danida says:
    July 07, 2014 07:54 pm
    WHEN TRUTH TURNS TO LIES ONLY MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS TRIUMPH . plus leave as alone you fucking bastard nyantakyi' yes I called you bastard because of your foolish act of giving clueless coach a contract with an increase remuneration of 36500 $ from $20000 a month for no works one instead of us talking about reasons why AA merritted this offer you are foolishly talking about muntari Supposed arrest. I stand firm to say you are a dammed liar trying to sway the failure of your administration into victory. If you don't account to us God will see your deeds in darkness and it shall come to day light some day but I wish anti corruption campaigners in black stars well no matter how hard they try to destroy you guys it shall not hold cos we vigilant supporters are watching.
  • Authentic says:
    July 07, 2014 08:06 pm
    All the journalist are blaming Sulley why? What was the basic caused that lead to the slap?what GFA and ministry know is explanation,accusation and denieyals .account matters
  • Paga London says:
    July 07, 2014 10:48 pm
    There we go again. Ones again Nyantekye is trying to take credit for everything but will never take any blames for their mess. From what he said, they had to get rid of him to mitigate the issue and stamp authority. Come oooon Kwesi it cant be both. Its either you wanted to mitigate issues or stamp authority. Moreover I dont think you had the gut to instil discipline because you said you did it because the Brazilian authorities were watching not because you really thought it was the right thing to do. Nyantekye, you and your lot are clueless. Give us a break.
  • fresh prince says:
    July 08, 2014 04:14 am
    god wil punish de fa president nd dat fucking,bastard minister nd dat idiot p.r.o
  • Tanko says:
    July 09, 2014 07:37 pm
    I don't know where this kind of journalism is coming from but the police do not request from anyone in arresting someone.... If someone breaks the law in any given case or country, the police upon being informed about the crime they visit the crime scene and starts investigation right away and if possible begins to arrest people who happened to be in the wrong and prosecute them... They (police) do not request from anyone to arrest a criminal or a suspect. The juvenile journalism should stop