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Kwarasey backtracks on Muntari support, confirms AC Milan star attacked Ghana FA executive

Published on: 08 July 2014
Adam Kwarasey says he does not support Muntari's attack on Moses Armah

Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey has backtracked on his claim that Sulley Muntari stood up for the Black Stars in their shambolic showing at the 2014 World Cup insisting that he does support violence after the AC Milan ace physically assaulted a Ghana FA member during a meeting in Brazil.

The Norway-based goalkeeper is the first player in the Black Stars to confirm that Muntari attacked Moses Armah during a meeting with the Black Stars over the delay on the arrival of their appearance fee for the tournament.

Kwarasey had previously said that he supported the actions Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng after the duo were booted out of the squad for various forms of indiscipline in the squad.

Muntari was sacked for his unprovoked attack on Mr Armah while Boateng was dismissed for his verbal abuse on coach Kwesi Appiah during training sessions in Brazil.

There were doubts in certain quarters about Muntari attack on Armah, but Kwarasey confirms that the attack indeed took place without going into details

Kwarasey had previously said that he Muntari and Boateng stood up for the Black Stars but has now performed a spectacular u-turn by saying he is not in support of Muntari's violence.

Clarifying the issue of indiscipline in the team that influenced the expulsion of Sulley Muntari from camp, Kwarasey told the GNA: "I do not support violence of any form; none at all.

"I do not support Muntari's attack on the management committee member."

Kwarasey says he is not keen on playing for the Black Stars in future if the goalkeepers' coach Nassam Yakubu is not changed.

Comments

  • TRUTH says:
    July 08, 2014 07:27 pm
    HONESTLY, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT JOURNALISM SCHOOL DID THE REPORTER ATTEND? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE NONE OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS ATTEND THERE. HOW IS HIS COMMENT OF NOT SUPPORTING VIOLENCE A U-TURN? POOR REPORTING!!!
  • Lexis says:
    July 08, 2014 06:33 pm
    Brothers...I think we should begin considering a boycott of GSN. Lets observe them for the next few week and see if they introduce professionalism into their work else boycott .....we can ...yes we can!
  • Sammy achei says:
    July 08, 2014 07:02 pm
    In our match against south korea u culd watch the expressions of kwesi Appiah on fatau perfoance. He was totally.pised off. Diving is a.speciality of a gk mt a credential. Luk frm the sacking of olele till nw. All gks have bn trained.by dis man to go For the ball in the air. Kwarasey tried disastrous. Steven adams tried he ws shaky. Fatau tried he ws gud in 2013 afcon bt very bad ne. Total mistiming.luk at the gial he conceaded even @ his best against an ordinary bancey, Who ws bad dir the whole tirnament bt For ghana. Mr. Nasum manuel(germany) has difficulty in balls floated from flanks also are buffon and Joe.hart. Bt we dnt even c it cos his deffenders r aware.if his weekness. And therefore they prevent flown balls. Even when dey.do come in he z nt encouraged ny his.trainer to dive For the ball. Be Frank all those black stars gks how many will go For the ball when corners r taken. Come again Mr. Nassum
  • Sammy achei says:
    July 08, 2014 07:12 pm
    In our match against south korea u culd watch the expressions of kwesi Appiah face on fatau perfomance. He was totally pised off. Diving is a.speciality of a gk nt a credential. Luk frm the sacking of olele till nw,all our gks, have bn trained by dis man to go For the ball in the air. Kwarasey tried it was disastrous. Steven adams tried he ws shaky bt we were lucky. Fatau tried he ws gud in 2013 afcon bt very bad after(total mistiming). Luk at the goal he conceaded even @ his best against an ordinary bancey, (who ws bad for the whole tornament bt For ghana. Mr. Nasum, manuel(germany) has difficulty in balls floated from flanks also are buffon and Joe.hart. Bt we hardly see it cos his deffenders r aware of his weekness. And therefore they prevent flown balls. Even when the balls do come, he z nt encouraged by his.trainer to dive For the ball. Be Frank all those good black stars gks we have.had, how many will go For the ball when corners r taken. Come again Mr. Nassum
  • benny says:
    July 08, 2014 05:56 pm
    Stupidity is a nice word to describe GSN. What a bunch of idiots.Akyereko is responsible for this stupidity. Dauda pays him hundreds dollars a month to do dirty work on Kwaresey.
  • spellBOUND says:
    July 08, 2014 05:19 pm
    oh masa, please ask again. these potbellied fools at GSN will surely get whats coming to them... one by one...
  • donskilz says:
    July 08, 2014 05:32 pm
    GSN, is for sannie darra so if they do propaganda for gfa nobody should worry.
  • the don money says:
    July 08, 2014 05:14 pm
    This is an absolute ignominy on the part of Ghanasoccernet.Was that the only comment he made.He made mention of the fact that,Sulley attacked Moses Armah Parker but Sulley did that in fighting for the players.Why don't u quote the entire interview.You write a whole piece and support that with just part of his voice,that is highly unprofessional.GSN,sit up please.
  • Emmanuel says:
    July 08, 2014 04:52 pm
    AS FOR U IDIOTS AT GSN WHY DONT U SAY THE THINGS THAT THE ACTUAL FANS ARE THINKING SO WE CAN B ON UR SIDE AND SUPPORT U. AFTER EVERY ARTICLE DONT U SEE THE COMMENTS WE ARE POSTING ISULTING U UNEDUCATED FOOLS. PUBLISH THINGS SUPPORTING THE OPINIONS OF THE PLAYERS AND FANS NOT THE INCOMPETENT COACHING STAFF AND GFA. U KEEP DOING THIS AND U WILL LOSE ALL OF UR READERS CUZ WE DO NOT WANT TO READ THE WORDS OF IDIOTS.
  • Kwesi says:
    July 08, 2014 04:47 pm
    THIS STUPID ROCK THAT SITS THERE IN THE BS CAMP GETTING MONEY THAT IS CALLED BY THE NAME OF NASSAM YAKUBU NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. DID WE ALL NOT SEE WHAT DAUDA CONCEDED???!?! ALL HE NEEDED TO DO WAS PUNCH IT OR TIP IT OVER THE BAR. THIS UNEDUCATED GK COACH SHOULD MOVE TO NIGERIA TO COACH CUZ WE DONT WANT HIM IN GHANA. TEACH UR GK TO NOT GIVE THE BALL TO RONALDO. KWASSSSSIA
  • 123 says:
    July 08, 2014 04:12 pm
    GSN is losing credibility.
  • mukmin says:
    July 08, 2014 04:26 pm
    GSN your propaganda is failing miserably but you guys keep doing it. We the people are not stupid, we are able to read and comprehend for ourselves, we are also able to research and find truth when you guys try to obscure it. You guys, instead of being objective and impartial, have resorted to being the mouthpiece of GFA, instead of providing both sides of the story you have continually try to vilify Boateng, Sulley and Essien why? You guys are losing credibility by the post. Your headline is totally erroneous and misleading.
  • Thegreatest says:
    July 08, 2014 04:11 pm
    Thank you bro. Nkrumah
  • Thegreatest says:
    July 08, 2014 04:10 pm
    Thank you bro Nkrumah.
  • Tanko says:
    July 08, 2014 03:21 pm
    Kwarasey never said Muntari didn't attack Armah however, he did say that they stood up for players and how he miraculously removed from the team that played against Germany
  • Eddi says:
    July 08, 2014 03:28 pm
    with all due respect what is your agenda gsn?
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    July 08, 2014 03:34 pm
    Kwarasey saying that he does not support violence does not mean that he has backtracked on his stance that Essien, Muntari and Kevin stood up for the players. While saying he doesn't support violence, it doesn't mean in principle Kwarasey doesn't support the players quest for fairness and justice.
  • pope says:
    July 08, 2014 03:37 pm
    From your own report am not seeing any U-turn here,he was actually saying what happen,come again
  • chrisgya says:
    July 08, 2014 03:38 pm
    GSN....SHAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! U COULDN'T ACHIEVE UR EVIL AGENDA!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ghghsa says:
    July 08, 2014 03:38 pm
    Oh my word..GSN...you such a shameful site....is that what he really said?...do you guys have any shame remaining from your pathetic propaganda agenda"?...he never backtracked support for muntari's on the being a defender for the players....he only says as much he does not support violence ,he does understand why muntari behaved the way he did and went on to state the currupt ion in GH camp....shame on you....as usual delete this comment too.
  • roy says:
    July 08, 2014 03:43 pm
    Gsn why are you guys trying so hard todefend the indefensible. Trying to pick pieces of statements to sum up what kwarasey said is so unethical. He stated that he doesnt support violence but the two players were standing up for the team, it isnt as if he supported them initially and now backtracking. I still think Nyantekyie has done well over the years as fa prez but this obscene loyalty and half truths from you guys make people hate the fa the more. It serves no purpose.smh
  • Ghghsa says:
    July 08, 2014 03:44 pm
    GSN shame on you ...keep deleting my comments...actually I was speaking to you GSN so as long as you saw it my job was done,....again..shame on you
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    July 08, 2014 03:47 pm
    Ok he doesn't support violence n it's a great thing. What's the controversy here. He said in his first story that when things like what gfa n company kept doing continued several times, he understood what sulley n Kevin did. It will drive people to react. Everyone knows sulley wacked the dude n he punched him back. Kwarasey perspective which I fully support is when there is problem, u don't just focus on the end but on the cause. Gfa n mgmt should be looked at, he laments. I don't support violence or bullying or corruption or prostitution or stupidity and these are all the filth gfa n company exhibited in brazil. Punching sulley, sleeping with ambassador, stealing govt money, etc are all bad. Stop this propaganda machine - media. U r being taken for fools by all these good for nothing corrupt politicians - NDC NPP cpp etc. Wake up people
  • Zeal says:
    July 08, 2014 03:48 pm
    GSN makes no sense!! Backtrack?? The guy is just saying what actually happened. His beliefs dose not take away the reality! It's simple logic - are these professionals working hard to educate the public? Come again GSN
  • emma says:
    July 08, 2014 07:54 pm
    it's a must read. kwarasey's full interview The 2014 World Cup may have apparently ended for Ghana but certainly not its fallouts. On a controversy-marred campaign, the Black Stars saw an elimination after losing two games in between a draw. From the management to the playing body, several voices of displeasure have arisen from Ghana’s woeful attempt at greatness in Brazil. And now, Norway-based goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey is the latest to add his voice. The 26-year-old came to the World Cup on the back of a successful spell in the Norwegian top flight. Before joining the Black Stars for the five-day non-residential pre-World Cup training exercise in Accra, a new Norwegian soccer season had already begun. Like the previous season where his impressive outing won him the best goalkeeper accolade in his team’s ride to lifting the league title, the Stromsgodset captain had already underlined his importance to the team with some impressive displays. Major top European teams had already begun noticing his heroics and it was for this reason that Kwarasey went to the 2014 FIFA World Cup hoping to exploit just the perfect platform to show the world the stuff he was made of. With fellow Black Stars competitor Fatau Dauda struggling for playing time in the South African ABSA Premiership, many felt it was his time to fully make a return as Ghana’s No.1 after losing his place to the former at the 2013 African Cup of Nations. And rightly so, he was selected for Ghana’s tournament opener against the USA. A 2-1 loss it ended but the 26- year-old had managed to escape all blames relating to the goals conceded. For that, he was again tipped to man the post against Germany. To the surprise of many, however, Dauda was picked instead. Dauda gladly seized the opportunity, churning out on impressive display which subsequently gave him the nod for Ghana’s last game against Portugal – one which turned out the last of their World Cup campaign. In a scathing attack on goalkeepers’ trainer Nassam Yakubu after their elimination, the Norwegian-born has questioned the efficiency of the man who makes the big calls as to who guards Ghana’s post. "Honestly, the goalkeepers' trainer is not good enough,” Kwarasey told GNA. “He is not good enough to be in charge of the national team. This is my personal view. “You do not have to be an astronaut to see that this is not a quality goalkeepers' trainer. I am not saying this because I did not play but each time we have had to be in camp for over a week, you get back home feeling worse. “The man has no plan, his techniques are outmoded and there is no clear structure to his training methods. His idea of training is to get us diving around all day. I never had this problem with the previous trainer. And let’s be clear; a big team like Ghana deserves to have good technical staff with knowledge and understanding of the game,” the 26-year- old said. After being overlooked for the German tie following a fairly good display in the opener against the USA at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, the Stromsgodset man goes on to buttress his claims particularly on Yakubu’s man-management skills. “People who can’t communicate with the players properly. The goalkeepers’ trainer never exchanged a single word with me after I was dropped, not even how do you feel? It is not about whether I play or not. The idea is that you talk to your keepers to let them know where they can improve when you drop them. "It is about team work, development and building the confidence of your players, not just making decisions without any clear reasons. Of course it is my responsibility to stay in shape but it is also the responsibility of the trainer to get the best out of me,” Kwarasey added. The towering goalie opined it would be difficult to get the best out of him and the playing body in general with the current situation. "I want to play and give 100% every time I step onto the pitch but with the current technical team, the preparation does not enable you to reach your full potential. "We can have the best analysts in the world working with the team but if the technical team in charge do not know what they are doing, the information they supply is useless." Premature retirements from international duty hasn’t exactly been anything new to the Black Stars. In recent times, the likes of Michael Essien, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Captain Asamoah Gyan, under various circumstances, have all gone on self-imposed sabbaticals largely to register their displeasure at various events. With Kwarasey apparently unhappy at the state of affairs in the Black Stars, he hints at a possible imminent break to concentrate on where he’s much needed. "I am not sure I will be in Morocco (for the 2015 African Cup of Nations) if I am called up,” he revealed. “I cannot say for sure but my mind and my head are telling me no. My heart really wants me to succeed with Ghana but every time, I feel some non-football related (issue) holds us back. Every time, I come to the national team feeling great but I leave feeling bad; every time." Back in Brazil, midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was suspended for showing disrespect to Coach Kwesi Appiah while AC Milan’s Sulley Muntari was given an indefinite suspension for physically assaulting Black Stars Management Committee Member Moses Armah during an altercation which emanated from delay on the part of the sports ministry and the FA in fulfilling their financial commitment, leading to a series of agitations in camp. Speaking on the issue, Kwarasey first condemned Muntari’s behaviour but acknowledged that the unrest coupled with poor organization may just have proved a stumbling block. "I do not support violence of any form; none at all. I do not support Muntari's attack on the management committee member,” he emphasized. "I do not think we will have had a lot of issues in camp if everything happened like it was supposed to be. From the beginning of the journey, everyday there was a new problem... flights, hotels; just too many things that we as players did not have to worry about. "We have a lot of quality in the team and time after time, we keep showing that we have what it takes to even beat the top teams. Against Germany we proved that but it is always the basic things that get in our way,” he said. Like the many, he was equally disappointed at their failure to improve upon their quarter-final appearance in South Africa four years back. "The pride that comes with playing for your country is always huge. Such a big shame that we could not go as far as we wanted despite all the massive support from the government and the people of Ghana who deserved better,” he explained. It may have been a single appearance - against the Yankees - but the 26-year-old, capped 20 times, is fully aware of the huge benefits on his relatively young career to have featured at unarguably the biggest stage of global football. "I cannot complain the atmosphere, the stadium and the experience to play. It was a huge experience to play against the USA.” Next up for the Black Stars is the 2015 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers. On the back of the disappointment, the chance to appease Ghanaians at the championship would likely weigh high on the minds of the players. Lifting the trophy should seem the only way to win back the trust of the nation but for Kwarasey, his involvement in that quest currently remains an uncertainty.
  • emma says:
    July 08, 2014 07:55 pm
    I'm in love kwarasey. this is the kind of players we should have.obsolete method of coaching... our backroom stuff ought to be augmented
  • Tetteyfio says:
    July 08, 2014 10:31 pm
    Where did he say the attack was unprovoked? He said Muntari attacked the GFA guy but he never said Muntari was provoked or not. I believe Muntari was provoked. He is not that crazy to attack a mgmt personnel without provocation
  • Africanus says:
    July 08, 2014 11:46 pm
    GSN reporter does not understand the word "BACKTRACK". Shame.
  • loft som says:
    July 09, 2014 05:41 am
    Thanks. I always suspected that gsn belonged to nyatekyi or someone close . Once you have started losing credibility cos of your unalloyed support for nyatekyi and his gfa incumbency , it's only a matter of time before you guys go out of business. Good riddance for your ingenuity and propaganda for nyatekyi
  • john says:
    July 09, 2014 07:09 am
    Not condoning violence in no way means he has made a u turn in his support for Mr Muntari standing up and demanding to be paid for his due. This kind of reporting is below PAR and a probable insult to your readers. Do better.
  • caesar says:
    July 09, 2014 02:29 pm
    hmm so do we ve future as ppl of gh n africa n wil we at all see hapiness in our lives if no single institution or body or person wuld want to b God fearing n b truthful at least for once? so cant we kno dat der cant b peace, lov n comfort if leaders keep on hiding frm de truth? oh god ve mercy on us, if a recognised institutn lyk gsn wuld lyk to disregard de ppl of gh, take us fr fools n try to twist our intelligenc soo glaringly den it is even beta to ve beena victim of boko haram on de land of nigeria. in anyway dereck boatngs praises on muntari says it all. if gsn wil go a long way to blackmail someone hu stands fr de truth den surely god wil neva forgiv u ppl of any sins u commit... oh african journalists n leaders, u must. change so dat we may see hapiness fr once.