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Cameroon assistant coach Tanko says Ghana will need Sulley Muntari for AFCON qualifiers

Published on: 04 August 2014
Ibrahim Tanko

Cameroon's assistant coach coach Ibrahim Tanko believes the Black Stars will still need the qualities of suspended Sulley Muntari.

The AC Milan star has been handed an indefinite ban from the Ghana national team after physically abusing a high-ranking Ghana FA official at the 2014 World Cup.

Some believe Muntari has played his last game for the Black Stars and that he is no longer needed in the team due to his persistent disciplinary issues.

Tanko, who played alongside Muntari before retiring from football, believes the 29-year-old can still be useful to the side.

“We need Sulley because of his qualities not because of his attitude against the coach or anyone,” he told

“I think we need Sulley. If he is playing for his club and he is playing good, the coach has to decide if he can work with him.

“But for me I think he has the quality we need.

“I cannot force the coach to bring him back of he doesn’t want him.

“It all depends on the coach, if Akwasi [Appiah] thinks he can work with him fine but if not you have to let him go.”


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Mumbi says:
    August 04, 2014 04:27 pm
    Beg him to return. BD's!!!
  • Kenkey says:
    August 04, 2014 05:12 pm
    Mumbo is a gay!!!!.
  • Quincey says:
    August 04, 2014 05:30 pm
    True Becos Guinea n Uganda can easily jeopardize our chances....Muntari we need you like never before.
  • benito says:
    August 04, 2014 07:43 pm
    Sulley's return to the team will affect the team's psyche ,he has paid his dues and I think it's time to say goodbye...we really appreciate his contributions to the team all these years.thank you sulley.
  • anokwale says:
    August 04, 2014 06:39 pm
    No one is that great that we need them. All of our players are basically role players who when they have the right chemistry can play with the best teams in the world. The problem is that the chemistry is not always there. Let us give some of the young ones a chance to mix with the Ayews, KASA , Gyan and Atsu and let us see what develops.
  • Agenda says:
    August 04, 2014 10:12 pm
    Why are these guys playing religious and tribal cards? Surely the guy has erred and needs to be disciplined but I can't understand why these guys are singing songs about ain't nothin, am sorry this dude thinks he's rich and that's it.You guys must learn to discipline your spoilt kids.Our nation will move from there!
  • Agenda says:
    August 04, 2014 10:20 pm
    Civil and more richer guys don't go abt slapping those they don't agree with.they choose ulternative and a more decent forum to correct rots and wrongs.Enaf of these animalistic behaviors from almost always same direction.Y'abr3 mo!
  • PITO says:
    August 05, 2014 09:24 am
    Tanko is correct a 100%. Kwasi Appiah and all those who are pushing for the exclusion of sulley and other top senior players from the team have bad soccer intelligence and have forgotten the immense solid-ness these players bring to our team. We have forgotten all too soon how Akwasi Appiah went to Zambia with young players like Atsu, Jordan and Adiyiah and others during the world cup qualifiers and even one shot on target was a MAJOR problem! You think our young players can override Guinea, Togo and Uganda?? You must be joking! Without sulley,Ayew, Essien or Kevin on the field? We couldn't even beat Guinea In Afcon 2013 that was when Essien, Ayew, Kevin and Sulley were absent. WHAT MAKES YOU PEOPLE THINK IT WILL BE ANY DIFFERENT NOW? AGAIN WITHOUT OUR TOP GUNS? HUH? Misunderstandings are meant to be resolved, A.A should bury the hatchet with Essien, Kevin and sulley ASAP! Afterall We are ALL Ghanaians and arguments are meant to be resolved. In my opinion They need A.A to be a big guy and forgive them same way A.A needs them to form a concentrated unbeatable team. RASTA MAN = ONE LOVE.