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Ghana defender Harrison Afful casts doubt over alleged Muntari attack on official

Published on: 13 July 2014
Muntari is accused of attacking a Ghana FA official

Ghana defender Harrison Afful has cast doubt over claims that Sulley Muntari attacked a Black Stars management member at the World Cup insisting he did not witness the alleged assault.

The Tunisia-based defender says he saw the AC Milan midfielder hold Moses Armah by his shirt but left immediately after that as he could not stand seeing such an attack.

Muntari was handed an indefinite suspension and booted out of the Black Stars camp in Brasilia before Ghan's match Portugal for his assault on the Medeama SC owner.

According to GFA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi’s description of the incident, Muntari threw a bottle at Mr. Armah, which he (Nyantakyi blocked) and also stated that the former Inter Milan and Udinese star punched the football administrator twice.

But, Harrison Afful, who plies his trade with Esperance, claims Muntari never saw hit Moses Armah.

“I was sleeping when the meeting started. So, I got a text message from one of my team-mates informing me that the meeting had started and that I need to be present," Afful said on the Delay Show with Deloris Frimpong Manso on Viasat 1 TV.

"I got to the team meeting in time to witness Sulley Muntari’s attack on Moses Armah. Sulley didn’t hit him or slap him as it was reported. I didn’t see Sulley hit him.

“Sulley only held Mr. Armah’s shirt close to his neck. I left the meeting room immediately after the attack because I couldn’t stand the sight of the incident.” the Tunisia based back-liner added.

Whether Muntari hit or slap or even threw a bottle at Moses Armah in his moment of fury over unpaid World Cup appearance fees during a team meeting, one thing that remains clear is that the former Liberty Professionals player would struggle to earn another national team call-up from Kwasi Appiah, since the Black Stars Coach intends to cut off all traces of indiscipline from the team.


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • 1st ghanaian to own a fon says:
    July 13, 2014 05:36 pm
    Not done yet with you I will sure find you when I come bak to ghana nd I swear I will punch hard in your faces
  • Rastaman says:
    July 13, 2014 04:24 pm
    Well, Afful brings in a new twist to the story, assuming this publication is true. Therefore, why are the players not coming up with the truth? So, who did witness the slap, and how many did not? These are some of the issues the commission must be able to unravel. We will live to see.
  • Freshboi says:
    July 13, 2014 04:26 pm
    @maxwell you are a bitchass nigga. I will slap the ignorance outta you if I see u. As I said black stars will never get my support if nyantakyi and that coach is not sack.
  • miyagi says:
    July 14, 2014 08:05 pm
    Dramani someone looks like a monkey have you ever looked inbetween your mums leg or looked into the mirror get some education before you open that virus mouth of yours
  • Draman Appiah says:
    July 13, 2014 10:51 am
    Muntari looks like a monkey and can do anything stupid. I wonder why fools like @ Selfmade, Rasheed, Wee ba & 21 guns have a soft spot towards their fellow fool Muntari.
  • Crusader says:
    July 13, 2014 11:30 am
    When I read stuff like this on this site I laugh. Who wrote this article? No name, I guess. Lazy journalism. Muntari has made his dues to the nation well more than those individuals propagation the hate agenda against Muntari. I am sure Muntari will will even honor a call up anymore Mr journalist.
  • Navy seal USA says:
    July 13, 2014 12:33 pm
    Dramani Appiah.Yo fuckn miserable prick of an asshole.Muntary looks like a monkey? You are fuckn pathetic.Yo fukn live in a bush in a motherfaker pit and gap shit. Get a life asshole prick.
  • Tanko says:
    July 13, 2014 01:02 pm
    @Crusader: thanks a million! Muntari is not a coward, neither is he a hypocrite! All I can say Muntari is, he's a nationalist by all standard. He asked Armah a question: what are you all doing here calling yourselves black stars management comitee members... You fellas always milk on us whenever there is a tournament! That wasn't a farce. It's a question many have in their minds and hearts but couldn't indicate it or utter. Arnav's rexponse from the above stated Muntari's question might be what has prompted Muntari to slap him if at all he did slap Armah. If I were Muntari, I wouldn't be bothered if I wasn't given any call ups again. Everyone in Ghana knows Muntari has paid his due to mother Ghana when it's soccer time. Besides all of tge above, we all know Muntari is ball gb33 and he does his own thing for Ghana but he won't sit back and look at any Buffon to milk on him. We don't do that in zongo
    July 13, 2014 01:46 pm
    The questions Sulley Muntari asked Armah were poignant and legitimate. How on earth can 50 "officials" accompany a team of 23 footballers?. This sort of thing needs to stop. What is the sports minister doing following the Black Stars around? His title is "Minister of youth and sports." It did not say Minister of football. What is he doing in Brazil? Football is not the only sport we have in Ghana. Hardly any mention is made of athletics and other sports where Ghana should shine. All these GAF officials - what they heck are they all doing there? GAF has concentrated so much on the Black Stars and neglected to build up the local league. Because of that the teams are selling all their good players to outside bidders. Most of the local clubs are just getting by financially. The patronage of local club matches is pathetic. These and more are what GAF should also be concentrating their efforts on, instead of just the Black Stars. GAF has identified the Black Stars as a cash cow. Most of the players on the national team ply their trade overseas where they get top professional training and then when there is a national assignment, they are brought down for two weeks team practice. That is it. There is little effort from GAF. As has been suggested term limits should be set for all the members of GAF. They have ridden the gravy train for too long. Enough already!!!
  • African Consciousness says:
    July 13, 2014 03:13 pm
    All Ghanaians agree there must be discipline in Black Stars. Selecting a team of Eunuchs is not the answer. Muntari, Kevin Prince Boateng and Michael Essien all deserve call backs as long as they are playing actively for their clubs and meet the quality level required to play for the Black Stars. It is Coach Appiah's job to be able to manage these players. If he cannot do that job then he needs to hand over to someone who can. Phil Jackson of the Chicago Bulls was able to manage Dennis Rodman, Brendan Rodgers was able to manage Suarez as much as I hate to use that example. We cannot lose all our senior players because the Ghana FA and the Coach made some decisions that made the senior players rebellious. Bringing along a huge contingent of 70, benching some of the senior players in favor of young players which led to the defeat to the USA, playing Kwadwo Asamoah and Kevin Prince Boateng out of position, playing Harrison Afful out of position, benching Inkoom in favor of Daniel Opare, replacing Kwarasey after only one game. Not addressing the bonus issue before arriving in Brazil. These are issues that need to be discussed, address the cause and issues that led to player rebellion. I do not prescribe to the use of indiscipline, these players are all very disciplined otherwise they would not have achieved their high level of success. Rebellion, revolt disagreement is a more accurate description of what happened in Brazil.
  • Collins Cudjoe says:
    July 13, 2014 03:15 pm
    Ghanaians will always defend the the undefendable. What? And we say we are Christians forgetting what the bible says about giving respect to our elders. Muntari attacking Mr. Armah must be condemn in all circles and this attitude must not be tolerated. Indiscipline will never lead us any where. Discipline players such us Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messiah, Xavier, Iniesta would not put up such behaviour and that makes them the best on the planet.
  • Maxwell Obuobi says:
    July 13, 2014 03:54 pm
    This foolish player has never contributed anything to his country. He is a threat to our National team. I see him as boko haram, al qaeeda, al shabab .
  • Nyame Nti says:
    July 14, 2014 08:49 am
    Dramani Appiah i think u will be if muntari ur farmily head or ur father or vilage chief or brother .an idiotalways speak folish like u dramani just look at the absent ur Godfather muntari at Brasila againt Portugal .The night is over be clean up ur face and be wise enough
  • Draman says:
    July 14, 2014 09:27 am
    @Draman Appiah, your mother the whore and your father the stinking drunkard are all fools!!!! Thunder fire struck u and your family down!! Aboafu!!! Wo maame tw3. Kwasiakwa. God punish gfa and Akwasi Appiah. Stupid fools. Draman, Woy3 Kwasia wate. Odwan ba Bless
  • Papadinho says:
    July 14, 2014 09:28 am
    @Draman Appiah, your mother the whore and your father the stinking drunkard are all fools!!!! Thunder fire struck u and your family down!! Aboafu!!! Wo maame tw3. Kwasiakwa. God punish gfa and Akwasi Appiah. Stupid fools. Draman, Woy3 Kwasia wate. Odwan ba Bless