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Ghana stars Essien and Muntari win first trophy at AC Milan after helping Juventus downfall

Published on: 24 August 2014
Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari mounted the podium with Milan

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana stars Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari won their first ever trophy with AC Milan after helping the Rossoneris stun rivals Juventus to lift the Trofeo TIM Cup on Saturday night. 

The pair who have both been left out of the Ghana squad for the 2015 AFCON qualifying double-header against Uganda and Togo, walked straight into Filippo Inzaghi's starting line-up and completed the entire duration of the game as Milan whipped Juventus 1-0 in the opening game.

Muntari and Honda celebrate goal

Japanese attacker Keisuke Honda struck the solitary goal of the game to deliver victory over Juventus in a game that lasted for only 45 minutes due to competition rules.

Midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah was left on the Juventus in the loss against Milan.

Milan's triumph in the competition was uncompleted until they handed down a handsome 2-0 defeat to Sassuolo in the final game.

Milan celebrate

Milan manager Inzaghi shuffled his cards and made wholesome changes for the game which saw Sulley Muntari give up his place in midfield but Michael Essien held down his place in the squad and played the entire minute.

In the Sassuolo squad, was midfielder Raman Chibsah who has been handed a place in Kwesi Appiah's 24-man squad for next month's 2015 AFCON qualifier.


  • Dunga says:
    August 24, 2014 02:20 pm
    What about the Ayews?,did Jordan score goals this week end?.Black stars reliable striker
  • Rasheed says:
    August 24, 2014 02:17 pm
    Good job boys,just play your hearts out and forget about wimpy and clueless Appiah.
  • Rasheed says:
    August 24, 2014 05:49 pm
    @Collins,please if you won't support us,then don't insult us.We are old,yet we beat Juventus, full of young players.Don't you know the older the wine,the better the taste.That is why Sulley and Essien are sweet.
  • Collins Cudjoe says:
    August 24, 2014 05:11 pm
    This be Cup? Win Series A or champions league. Old men united