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Ghana FA member Moses Armah explains why he traded punches with Sulley Muntari

Published on: 02 July 2014
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Ghana Football Association Executive Committee member Moses Armah has confirmed he punched midfielder Sulley Muntari after he was slapped in the face twice by the AC Milan star during a meeting in camp at the World Cup. 

The melee led to the sacking of the player from camp hours before the Black Stars played their final Group G match against Portugal.

According to him, it all started when the players called the management members to a meeting regarding the team's appearance fees last Tuesday following a sudden boycott of training earlier that day.

He said during the meeting the players were assured of payment of their money as promised by the government earlier.

"When it came to my turn to speak I urged the players to be patient while we all waited for the money in Brazil as promised by the President," Gyan said in an interview with Graphic Sports.

He said he had hardly finished speaking when Muntari rose up and shouted at him to keep quiet, to the surprise of everybody present.

"He then approached me and slapped me in the face. But because he is a player I hesitated to reply but he returned to give me another slap which infuriated me, and that compelled me to reply him with a heavy blow straight to his face," he added.

The Medeama SC chief noted that the power behind the punch sent the player reeling on the floor, leaving him with a bloodied face.

It was then that people at the meeting stepped in to separate them and sent him to his hotel room.

But while thinking the fight was over, Muntari suddenly rushed into his room, wearing only his shorts and tried to attack him again but for the intervention of some national security officials present who whisked him to the porch while FA officials restrained the player in the room.

He said a few minutes later, an incensed Muntari got up, took hold of the FA men’s three mobile phones and laptop and smashed them on the ground, damaging them in the process.

Mr Armah said could not fathom what came over the player to behave the way he did.

He said following the player's behaviour he was impressed upon to relocate to another hotel, which he did.

He further disclosed that following the incident Muntari's parents called him from Ghana to apologise for their son's behaviour.

"I was also told that Muntari's wife came looking for me to apologise on her husband's behalf when I left the hotel," he revealed.


This article has 47 comment(s), give your comment
  • stegga says:
    July 02, 2014 04:39 pm
    you are right IP
  • Kokofu says:
    July 02, 2014 04:47 pm
    Am sad is only fools, who you have no manners, no proper education and up bring will support sulley's actions, Islam is not violence, where on earth have you seen Moslem hitting an elderly person?Moses Armah is an ardent businessman who is richer than Sulley in the first tiime, responsible, has children and a running business with over 300 staff, shine,Peekay,barima,selfmadetexas,nanny, kobbie,mumbai anf the lots.... Visit Tarkwa and see or ack about Moses Parker Sulley is a brat you needs to be called to order..........
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 04:35 pm
    Shine, I am sorry to say that you don't deserve to be in this forum. I respect you but the kind of insult and inaccurate statements you are making is strange. It was Muntari who told Moses that when you people get coins in your pocket you think you are rich. Why do you flip the whole thing. I personally saw Muntari leaving camp in holland after midnight and later on get arrested by the police. This is the time I'm revealing this. Nobody, I mean no so called management member is even aware. We saw so many things in the camp from Holland to Miami and to Brazil. If there is someone you want to defend, I'm sorry is shouldn't be Muntari
  • IP says:
    July 02, 2014 04:25 pm
    Corrupt bastard. Idiot.
  • Cassidy says:
    July 02, 2014 04:35 pm
    Ghana leader's are all narrators. They should narrate stories to us all.SHAME TO ALL BOARD MEMBER'S OF BLACKSTARS! INDISCIPLINE LEADER'S. Go back to read courtesy for boy's and girl's again.
  • aa says:
    July 02, 2014 12:07 pm
    Muntari should have slapped him 3 more times with a punch
  • kobby says:
    July 02, 2014 12:18 pm
    Masa he's beaten you..tell e truth and stop saying you punched him and all are all part of this hardship we are facing in Ghana..
  • Mumbi says:
    July 02, 2014 12:38 pm
    How I wish Mario Balloteli was in Ghana's camp to help Muntari!!! Balloteli would have pulled a trigger straight into the face of Moses Ahmer. Guys does that mean Muntari left the camp without $100,000?
  • barima says:
    July 02, 2014 12:39 pm
    What a sweet story leaving what you said, asking him what he has done for his country.
  • Mannie says:
    July 02, 2014 12:44 pm
    Story does not make sense!
  • texas says:
    July 02, 2014 12:46 pm
    NONSENSE....Moses Armah Parker or Pusher or whatever is not telling the truth, and he is not telling what actually happened. Muntari asked why there were so many management committee members in the camp? these management committee members were even more in number than the players themselves. Moses Armah is a club owner or rich man so what? what was Moses Armah's business in black stars camp? The management committee of black stars and other national teams should be scrapped because they are only there to ride on the backs of the players! from now onwards a coach should be allowed to form his own management team which include: technical team, medical team, and a few helping hands. These greedy bastards like Moses Armah and co should not go anywhere near our national teams anymore. Enough of this bullshit!
  • Rasheed says:
    July 02, 2014 12:49 pm
    Buddy,do you think we are gullible,to believe your cock and bull story.In any case you were redundant,after nyantakyie had spoken to the players.
  • Selfmade says:
    July 02, 2014 12:51 pm
    Both officials and players are monkeys. What a shame. This is the end of ghana team I dont see it qualifying to Morocco Afcon 2015, if they do arabs will be alert and say "look baboons have landed here"
  • Askantwi says:
    July 02, 2014 12:53 pm
    All you guys in this forum seriously need help if you condone what Muntari did. Nannie, Kobby, Mumby and aa you are all idiots and extremely narrow minded.
  • Nana Kwesi says:
    July 02, 2014 12:54 pm
    eeii dis man,am nt shockd..onli in gh wil u find mre officials guin tu international tournaments dan players...hmmnnn i belive der x a mafia at GFA..although muntari did wrung fr slapping u..wat was ur business der,to cook,sweep..or for tactical reasons..rememba Mr. Parker dah truth wil definitely come out.
  • caesar says:
    July 02, 2014 01:01 pm
    hmm moses tinks we ghns ar toys. if he s talking frm only his mouth we ar insted listening wit our ears n more importntly wit our heads. infact let me let him kno dat he has said nutin to us. am vry disapointed in him per dis article. he is making no sense to us. he is only tellin us dat he won de dat how an elder shld talk in matas lyk dis? hmm, alredy i dnt ve any hop in african n ghanaian leaders. amonly 23yrs but i smtyms wldnt do or say wat oda ghain leaders do. wat hapend is a total dispointment on de part of de officials, n insted of him to tel us de root cause of de whol issue n wat muntari n he personaly did or didnot do ryt so dat we can avoid such disgrace infuture,he is teling us lies n on top showing how gud fighter he is. no rational being wil jux attack his felow being without any reason.unless he tel us muntari got mad at dat moment. he moses n his colleagues beta kno dat dey ar de cause to de BS failure.
  • texas says:
    July 02, 2014 01:06 pm
    Some of my friends who stayed at the same hotel as the black stars team told me that, all that the so called management committee members were doing in the camp was taking shots at the bar frequently. And these same useless management committee members complain of players indiscipline.
  • OGYA says:
    July 02, 2014 01:17 pm
    **** you and **** GSN once again painting this pute Moses Armah a saint and making Muntari to be the bad guy. You idiot GSN giving this funking a forum to brag that his blow was so powerful sending Muntari across the room and leaving him bloodied. Why is he still part of the GFA? Both should have been thrown out.
  • kobby says:
    July 02, 2014 01:23 pm
    Sulley Muntari next tym use a gun, blow dat fucking head off. greedy bustards. clear off. wicked man.
  • Modern Guy says:
    July 02, 2014 01:24 pm
    No Reason to Change Appiah as Head Coach- Nyantekye
  • lala says:
    July 02, 2014 01:54 pm
    Muntari is my hero.thanks for the two dirty slaps on moses park
  • selfmade says:
    July 02, 2014 01:56 pm
    Shameful man!! U are shameful idiot! U went to Brazil probably with your numerous wives and girlfriends on poor ta payers money to engaged in a fight with a player!! U have no shame and this country has descended so low because of criminals like u! How can u plead with players to excercise patient for theit appearance fee when FIFA has given u the money? Your face portray u as a NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL and ALLAH LL PUNISH U SEVERILY! Just one tournament that we going and we have a whole host of CRIMINALS parading as officials from boateng gyan, Elvis to NYANTAKYI! This shameful man has also received his appearance fees! This country has gone to the DOGS INDEED! According to reliable sources, sulley was mad because this LUNATIC MORON used TRIBAL REMARKS on him and he comes here lying thru his CATERPILLAR TEETH AND HARDENED CRIMINAL JAWS! Look critically at this man's face and tell me if he doesn't look like a criminal boxer! All these unnecessary marks on his face should give us a clue who he really is!! Bloody lying BASTARD! Infact,how can u go to a serious tournament like the WC and begged players to exercise patient for their bucks thru their hard work? Just 5 of these guys namely boateng gyan, Elvis ANKRAH, armah and NYANTAKYI can collapse any nation with their criminalities and unfortunately for us, we have more than enough of these criminals as our leaders!! He called himself MOSES, MOSES INDEED! He looked like a BOXER and not so called exc member!
  • kwakpi says:
    July 02, 2014 02:24 pm
    Listening 2d live interview and AA is sayin he isn't steppin down bcos he is building a new team and he was impressed by dia performance @ d mundial. Oooh! Feelin so sad, I wish I was there wit a catapult.
  • Zekey says:
    July 02, 2014 02:33 pm
    Muntari should have crushed his dirty head with a hammer. All these idiot looking people take Ghana for a fool. Kwame Nkrumah Ghana paa nie? God have mercy and release not thunder to struck them one by one. I think folks like Muntari can do that job easily, slap them one after the other. Next time it should be Nyantakyi's turn. Let armed robbers invade their homes and teach them lessons as well.
  • Mumbi says:
    July 02, 2014 02:39 pm
    Muntari will never return to BS squad as long as Moses Ahmer remains ex-co member. Just ONE BLOW and he lies down in a pool of blood. If it was THREE BLOWS, Muntari would be in the mortuary by now. Moses Ahmer realy Hummered Muntari, thats why he fled from the squad after being discharged from the hospital. He was not expelled but just feared the powerful blow fro Moses which left lying in a pool of blood half dead but gained conciousness at the hospital. WHAT A POWERFULL BLOW.
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 03:05 pm
    I used to like your contribution but you ppl are just been bias with fact. Muntari fought wrong person. This Moses Parker you people are crucifying is not liked by most of the FA members because of so many issues. In fact, he personally paid for his room in Miami. I have travelled with the Bkack Stars in most of their foreign matches(I pay on my own) as the media people who normally pay their bills including accommodation. Don't crucify every member of the FA.
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 03:07 pm
    Thank you. Muntari fought wrong person. This Moses Parker some people are crucifying is not liked by most of the FA members because of so many issues. In fact, he personally paid for his room in Miami. I have travelled with the Bkack Stars in most of their foreign matches(I pay on my own) as the media people who normally pay their bills including accommodation.
  • PeeKay says:
    July 02, 2014 03:19 pm
    Wow! What a story. Armah gave a heavy blow that sent Muntari to the floor. This Armah guy thinks he is in a cartoon series and we are audiences. He must tell the truth and stop making himself the swarzeneggar
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 03:37 pm
    I can't believe why ppl who are suppose to be knowledgeable here are been bias with facts. Muntari fought wrong person. This Moses Parker you people are crucifying is not liked by most of the FA members because of so many issues. In fact, he personally paid for his room in Miami. I have travelled with the Black Stars in most of their foreign matches(I pay on my own) as the media people who normally pay their bills including accommodation. Even in Holland he beg me to share my room with a media guy I never known in my life. The hotel happens to be the team hotel. I agreed 100% some members are not doing NADA. I don't want to talk too much about incompetent FA members but for you people to support Muntari of all people pls. Can the ppl ask the FA members where was Muntari after Holland game? Who were in charge of Monitoring the players? I will keep to myself
  • shine says:
    July 02, 2014 03:50 pm
    Moses Armah is the most foolishness man on this earth by his lies that Sulley Muntari slapped him twice on the face without truth in it.. It is a big lies. They went onto a meeting and Muntari stood up and asked quitely when will they pay them appearances fees? Moses Armah asked who is Muntari to asked that questions. Moses Armah said because Muntari got coins he can say whatever he likes. Muntari shuted and Moses Armah the animal punch Muntari on the face and blood drown.Muntari didnt lay on the ground he lie. Muntari gave him dirty slapps twice on his chicks. He told Muntari that anytime he sees Muntari he will make sure Munatri regrete. Muntari then Rushed to Moses Armah the animal room and smashed all his phones and laptops only Moses Armah properties and not anyone else. Moses Armah is a biger lier and the most stupid man on earth. In fact first fool in Ghana Moses Armah.
  • stegga says:
    July 02, 2014 04:38 pm
    this guy stories have a lot of hole in them, its does not make any sense. the black star management, the coach and the GFA are trying to tell the people of Ghana they are right and the players are wrong. well all of the need to go. start from the beginning. New GFA, new management and new coaches. and even with the black star players the new coach should be given all the power to select the best for the country.
  • calif boy says:
    July 02, 2014 05:00 pm
    just go away cowards!......this fools don't get it huh?.. its the management and coach is incompetence not the players, why its so called Ghana media are not asking this fools questions about their incompetence and the media l should ask them to go .....away.... did you guys know coach Appiah wept in Ghana World Cup camp in front of the player.. he is coward.......big coward the FA president and the so called management team using him like fool he is..... all of them are cowards that is why they would not go away....... if this happen in America or else where this cowards will be charge and send to jail.......
  • FIFA ONE says:
    July 02, 2014 05:34 pm
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 05:47 pm
    Who do you call coward? The person you slap twice and floored you with a punch. Are you ppl kidding me, with statement like Muntari should have slap him three times, beat the hell out of him, should have beaten Nyantakyi and all sort of crap. Are all the educated and all you smart thinking believe that Muntari who was floored and had a cut on the month and sent home was the winner? Muntari only beat the hotel security from what I witness at the hotel
  • jb(wassosa) says:
    July 02, 2014 06:25 pm
    U are black stars indeed.. U went to Brazil with black sense and mentality.. Instead of you to fight on the field of play and do something better, u are rather fighting in camp.. Why did u leave ur fighting gloves home... Disgraceful BOXERS...
  • Papa USA says:
    July 02, 2014 06:27 pm
    Kofi or whatever you call yourself, it seems to me that Moses Armah is you relative. It funny how supporting and defending him. It you seems to me you do know him well which can explain your reason behind you supporting him.
  • Nicholas says:
    July 02, 2014 06:59 pm
    The GFA is corrupt but that does not mean you should slap somebody twice, you call your self rich player & your 35,000euro watch got missing & you can't even tell which place it go missing & u tell GFA to buy & them being so selfish & corrupt paid $20000 him what a disgrace not thinking about your country
  • Tweaaaaaaaaaa says:
    July 02, 2014 07:59 pm
    @Kokofu. Ah you paaaa. Blame Moses too, which Christian punches in public? Simple, greedy officials met their coequals . Twea.
  • afrikaba1 says:
    July 02, 2014 11:20 pm
    Moses Armah has is on Ghanasoccernet as Kofi (Atlanta) trying to defend himself. ya kye wo!!!
  • afrikaba1 says:
    July 02, 2014 11:21 pm
    Moses Armah has is on Ghanasoccernet as Kofi (Atlanta) trying to defend himself. ya kye wo!!!Sulley should have given you 4 more slaps.
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 11:22 pm
    Papa USA I respect your way of question without insult. Thank you! I know all the parties involved. There is no supporter who follow the team more than me. I travel with the team in almost all their foreign matches and always book the same hotel the team stay. The only thing I take free is sometimes food.
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 11:36 pm
    Bro I'm not defending but the problem is that we are defending the wrong guy against wrong person. If it had came from even Essien I would have remain silent. Look, when we want to Zambia Muntari threw something like a knive and it bare missed the target person and you know what the FA members were all there and nobody said a word. By my observation they all scared of him. Lastly, like I said before he broke camp rules in Amsterdam and I personally saw him going to a club after 1am. Later on he was stop by police. I sway, I never told anybody until now. Pls don't defend this guy even though I taught he was by far our best player at the World cup
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 02, 2014 11:50 pm
    Bro I’m not defending but the problem is that we are defending the wrong guy against wrong person. If it had came from even Essien I would have remain silent. Look, when we want to Zambia Muntari threw something like a knive and it bare missed the target person and you know what the FA members were all there and nobody said a word. By my observation they all scared of him. Lastly, like I said before he broke camp rules in Amsterdam and I personally saw him going to a club after 1am. Later on he was stop by police. I sway, I never told anybody until now. Pls don’t defend this guy even though I taught he was by far our best player at the World cup
  • selfmade says:
    July 03, 2014 12:30 am
    This man has dome wonderfully for Ghana and he paid his own hotel bills and blah, blah, OK he has done well but who asked him to go and spend those monies? Who asked him? I don't think any rational person ll just stand up, waste huge sums of monies and time just to lend his support to the national team!! There is no FREE LUNCH and this armah has been following the team because of the benefits that comes with it! OK so can the person defending this guy tells us IF ARMAH REFUSES OR REJECTED HIS PER DIEM IN BRAZIL? Did he pau for his hotel bills too? Did he pay for his own fuel too? If the person can answer these questions I have raised here,I ll retract my comments! He is there because he is one of the main guys who is making monies form the players as KPB said! Sulley was mad at him because he knows he is a criminal and one of the fraudsters in camp! Sulley aren't no fool and hr shouted on him without provocation from armah because sulley knew everything that goes on in camp! As an executive member living big on TAX PAYERS MONIES, u don't go to a major tournament to engaged in a fight with the main ACTORS(PLAYERS)! Without these players he is nothing! He is there enjoying Ghana's monies and shopping big for his children and family on Ghana accounts because of the players input! In ghana, there is an adage that goes like this " u don't run after a mad man who has taken your clothes when u are having a bath".. If any irrational person does that, then it means he is an insane too and hence ARMAH IS CRAZY TOO! finally, I want sulley family to SUE THIS GUY, because from his picture, he looks like a HEAVYWEIGHT with those thick neck and big hardened jaws and sulley is a lightweight! For such a heavyweight man to punch sulley leaves much to be desire and I want them to sue this ASSHOLE!
  • selfmade says:
    July 03, 2014 12:52 am
    U knew that sulley threw a knife in Zambia and as a good citizen and acclaimed number one supporter of the be, u couldn't raised an alarm or even find out from sulley why he did that or u cldnt even advice him and u have waited for this long to come out with this? Bro, I don't know u but u are also PART OF THE PROBLEMS WE FIND OURSELVES IN! In akan adage," if an elderly person sit down unconcerned for kids to eat a python in the house, he is also a python eater and this adage perfectly fits u mister! Am sorry to say that u are indeed a very bad citizen! Secondly, u saw sulley going to night club in Amsterdam by breaking camp rule and my question is this, what were u doing at that time of the night? Why are u so much concern only with sulley and not the other players? How did u know that he broke camp rule because it can be that he asked permission from the authorities and they allowed him to go out! From the way u are speaking with authority, I can see that u are either a member of the mgt or relative of mister ARMAH who has FREE AIRFARE,FREE TICKET to go and support Ghana in our matches and probably u are also on the payroll of the fa and u do FREE SHOPPING that's why u supporting this shameful man! Yes sulley is not an ANGEL and we all know that but for executive member whose main work is to sort out players welfare such as paying winning bonuses and appearances fee on time but refuses to do so deserves the REBUKE from sulley! This man and the other good for nothing fa members including the promiscuous minister had enough time to plan for this trip but they were busy planning of FUCKING THESE ASHAWOS they took to Brazil rather than focusing on the players! If this man is your relative, better tell him to resign because he has no CREDIBILITY AGAIN! MILLIONAIRE INDEED!
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 03, 2014 10:02 am
    You are missing some good points here. Look I follow the team for fun. You don't know what I do for my living but there are quit a lot of friends I ask to accompany me and they more than happy to do so. The only time I take off from my work is when I'm with the team. Even some of the management share your sentiment, how I'm able to afford those traveling cost. On the Zambia issue, I said the throwing object occurred in the presence of almost all the FA members but I think they scared to confront this monter. Holland, please, are you serious that he was given permission to go out to club after midnight. Look, if you want me to tell you why I wasn't sleeping I will be ready to do so. I had to leave to Atlanta with 7:45am flight and we were staying in Rotterdam which was almost an hour travel time to Amsterdam so I decided not to sleep at all. Hey guys, like I said I see so many things I don't agree with the FA people, but if you think Muntari is a saint fine
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    July 03, 2014 01:11 pm
    You people need to get more facts before jumping into conclusion. It wasn't the Government that paid the money even though that tried to take the credit. It was Uni bank that paid, period.