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Sulley Muntari broke down in tears when handed Ghana expulsion letter

Published on: 26 June 2014
Muntari is reported to have wept when he was handed his sacking letter

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari broke down in tears when he was handed the letter expelling him from the Black Stars World Cup camp in Brazil on Thursday morning.

According to reports in the Ghanaian media the AC Milan wept uncontrollably when team-manager Sabahn Quaye handed him the missive announcing the decision to expel him.

Muntari was sent home early on Thursday morning after physically ATTACKING Moses Armah, a member of the GFA's executive committee.

Muntari is known for his passion for playing for Ghana but his temper and strange has action have all too often let him down while playing for the Black Stars.

He was nearly expelled from Ghana's camp at the 2010 World Cup but several appeals from the management of the team as well as players prevented the then coach Milovan Rajevac from sacking him.

The GFA released a similar brief for Muntari's expulsion on Thursday revealing that he attacked a management member of the Ghana FA.

"The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has suspended Sulley Ali Muntari indefinitely from the Black Stars with immediate effect." They said.

"The decision was taken in the wake of his unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr. Moses Armah on Tuesday 24th June, 2014 during a meeting.

"Muntari’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect."


This article has 35 comment(s), give your comment
  • Masa says:
    June 26, 2014 04:57 pm
    Useless coach ever. How can u sack players whn u Hv ur do n die game to play?
  • awass says:
    June 26, 2014 04:59 pm
    AA n Nyantakyi shd had been expelled rather not sulley or kelvin.Blame d FA 4 all diz unfoldings
  • Ogyam says:
    June 26, 2014 05:10 pm
    Really,GHana has disgraced itself in this Mundial.GFA has failed in everything;you could not release your budget,you are fighting amongst yourselves,you could not arrange accommodation in Brazil,you are accused of bribery and match fixing,you play wrong players for certain make slanderous speeches of NDC supporters for BRazil... What else do you want from Ghanaians?
  • Ghanafan says:
    June 26, 2014 06:03 pm
    You see what happens. All the frustration caused by Coach Appiah "tactics" and disregarding the "non local" players has reached a boiling point. Useless coach could not properly lead and doomed the team.
  • Bryan says:
    June 26, 2014 06:05 pm
    We there people of Ghana must be blamed for this disgrace of international magnitude! The only things important in Ghana are football and politics. As such, footballers and politicians behave as if they own the country. How can a whole president order $3million to be sent on chartered plane to footballers? Salvages! I am shamed to tell anyone I'm from Ghana. The humiliation is too much, especially for those of us who live abroad and work so hard to send money home to take care of people back home. We have no respect from the white man. Our people are so backward. Unfortunately we have clueless president whose mission is to loot money with his cronies. Roads in Ghana have turned manholes despite all the exorbitant duty the govt collect on cars. Yet, the president swiftly finds $3million to send on chartered flight. Stop humiliating us NDC!!!
  • kks says:
    June 26, 2014 06:07 pm
  • Nana(RSA) says:
    June 26, 2014 06:08 pm
    I'm not surprise that this is our worst World Cup ever. Akwasi Appiah is one coach with no tactics. Always desiring players to worship him instead of varying his game according to his opponent. What was Essien and Afriyie Acquah doing in the bench? Why did he change Dede Ayew when we needed goals? The last time a player was sent home was when Osam Duodu was the Coach of the Black Star when Samuel Osei Kuffour was sent home. Our Local Coaches are just not good for our Black Star. If we would like to go for a Local Coaches then it Should be Sellas Tetteh not any. Akwasi Appiah is too controversial. Done and Dusted, they should come home.
  • Praemonitus, praemunitus says:
    June 26, 2014 06:12 pm
    Some really stupid decisions resulted in our inability to advance. It all started with the stupid decision to camp the team in our enemies backyard. Too over-complacent. But really, I blame our gov't for this disgrace. This gov't has managed to mess up anything we considered dear. I blame the NDC gov't for this debacle. Ignorant Ghanaians keep voting them into power. It's only in Africa that you see this madness. The economy is in shambles,massive stealing and judgement debt issues. The economy is back to where we started many years ago, and now our soccer is in shambles as well. Thank you NDC.
  • Johnny says:
    June 26, 2014 06:19 pm
    Appiah and Nyantakyi should next receive such letters. You see Dede even refused to play? Appiah pissed them off with his cluelessness and yet does not want to hear anybody's opinion. What a disgrace at the world scene!!
  • PITO says:
    June 26, 2014 06:23 pm
    GFA has turned into a ruling MAFIA  organisation run by a THUG called Nyantakyi. Then again this is what we get for keeping someone as president for over 13 years! Till He is now capable of challenging EOCO over auditing, disqualifying ALL his opponents from elections and recently caught on video arranging Blackstar friendly matches with an 'investor' on the porch of a first class hotel in miami whilst wearing sunnies and asking if their name is really "Diamond"... only a few seconds after giving them the green light to organise a test friendly match! ARE WE DUMB IN GHANA? CAN'T WE SEE???? CAN'T WE SEEE???   Oh How we have sat on our ass and allowed this man once competent man to become too powerful and corrrrrrupt!. Even players fear him...He has tasted corrruption and now he is rotten like MOMINI!!! Who can kick Nyantakyi out?
  • kuukuphilly says:
    June 26, 2014 06:28 pm
    Is all over now.they should take their 100 thoussnd and shove it up their assez while ghanaians are left with another Bad taste in their mouths...
  • Benny says:
    June 26, 2014 06:31 pm
    AA should be sacked.He is clueless and lack man management .Nyantaktyi be replaced by Tony Baffoe .AA led the team with impunity ,favouritism ,nepotism. If KPB indeed insulted him,he deserve it .Stupid man.Could AA not forgive KPB for the sake of Ghana?
  • Clarence Lee Chea says:
    June 26, 2014 06:36 pm
    Until one can know the actual words that were said to Sulley Muntari from the GFA committee member,i believe the judgment for sacking Muntari was mendacious and vehemently refuted in the atmosphere it found itself. What exactly was said to Muntari?Let's the facts come out along with witnesses testifying to the effects.
  • Stallion says:
    June 26, 2014 06:38 pm
    #Black "Money" Stars...#Corrupt GFA Officials.
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    June 26, 2014 06:54 pm
    Is this what happens when Ghanaians manage their own affairs??? Please, can somebody help me answer this question? Anyway, first Ghanaian to qualify the Black Stars to the WC! Did the coach get the premonition that the BS were going to lose the match ,hence the sacking of the duo just hours before the match? Can it be that the coach and his backroom staff had no idea of what they were going to face when the BS qualified, did they become clueless after qualification???? TOO MANY QUESTIONS!!!!
  • Skonaap says:
    June 26, 2014 06:57 pm
    The only coach in Ghana capable of handling Black Stars is Silas Tetteh.....period. Hopefully he will be there for his players when needed most!
  • Sule says:
    June 26, 2014 07:00 pm
    Sule did nothing wrong those incompetent officials should be blame.fool!!!
  • Et canada says:
    June 26, 2014 07:36 pm
    Akwai Appiah should be fired and I will tell you why,first some of us Ghanaians are so stupid I don't usually comment on this site unless I have to, when Appiah was appointed us a Ghanaian coach I said that was a bad idea because us Ghanaians take things so seriously unlike foreign coach and am not saying Appiah is a bad coach, just not for national coach for Ghana. Some of the things we use to say to our coach when I use to play in Canada, and if that was a ghanaian coach am pretty sure all of the players would have been thrown out of the team. This is not a time for sending players home and I don't care what any person will say, let us finish the World Cup before any nonsense is taking care of. Unless Ghanaians get rid of the local coach who should be caching kotoko and get a foreign coach, things like this will be happening all the time in Ghana camp. I am so disappointed with Ghana GFA and the coach for behaving so stupid in Brazil including not paying the players. Maybe next time FIFA should give the money to the players themself instead of GFA . I am sitting here in front of my tv and all the sports casters in canada are saying this should not be time for ghana to do that (sending players home and not paying the players) very very stupid indeed .
  • et canada says:
    June 26, 2014 08:04 pm
    Akwasi appiah my way or the hiway his mentality very supid coach.every good coach always ask his best players for ideas even if those ideas do not put to use, not akwasi appiah very very foooooooolish coach
  • selfmade says:
    June 26, 2014 08:27 pm
    Is muntari on steroids? Maybe is about time his family find out from him because from the way he is behaving, it can be that he is using some steroids that affects his nerves!! I know what am saying and is about time his family ask him before its too late! Am not a prophet of doom but these nerves calming pills can lead to something terrible!! If u examine his actions critically, it shows clearly a guy who is on steroids because he ll misbehave violently and later on cry or regrets his actions and that should tell us something!
  • ADU JOSHUA says:
    June 26, 2014 08:38 pm
  • et canada says:
    June 26, 2014 08:58 pm
    Relax selmade he is not on anything maybe you should go and ask GFA and the coach what they are doing wrong, how come us ghanaians never blame parents always the kids? Well maybe that is why ghana is the way it is, always blaming our kids even if parents are wrong.
  • benito says:
    June 26, 2014 09:19 pm
    Selfmade,I don't think so,you and i know muntari has a very bad temper .."whatever you do to a fisher man,he will still have the sea sand in the anus"'
  • kGB says:
    June 26, 2014 09:25 pm
    Very sad Indeed! Ghana Football has turn into corrupt businesses. I said it from the day AA accepted the appointment as Ghana Trainer that he cannot be his own man under Nyantakyi and his cronies. Ghana Football cannot thrive under AA as trainer. The favouritism under him is too alarming and despicable. Some players under him are highly favoured regardless of their playing time in their respective clubs. I don't want to delve deep into the expulsion of Sulley Muntari and Kevin Boateng from Brazil. However, we must not jump into conclusion in blaming the Two Players until, the truth comes out sooner or later. Though, I fully condemn the actions of Muntari for not excercising enough Self-control in the confrontation saga. Assault in whichever form is condemnable in our society. I think there's a hidden truth behind the whole Saga in Brazil. I agree with Kweku Baako of the Crusading Guide that heads must roll. I think a competent and a qualified Trainer must be appointed take charge of the Black Stars. There's also the urgency for total reshufle in the playing body. Anything less than that will not argur well for the future of the Black Stars. A very sad day for Ghana Football.
  • perl says:
    June 26, 2014 09:33 pm
    i hate AA and the FA for this nonsense
  • safian says:
    June 26, 2014 10:06 pm
    may God punish all GFA members,thy no nothing but corrabtion end heporcracy,when truth preveld thy want it,muntari we luv what u alwayz do to them anletz they change,black rasta fire them for ghana well dan muntari.
  • k a s Nigeria says:
    June 27, 2014 01:29 am
    Please can somebody help answer this question. What did the coach did to Boateng be fore attacking him and what did GFA committee did to Sulley before attacking them. Let's face the facts, what exactly was said to Boateng and Sulley before attack the coach and GFA , are they fools ? A BIG NO I think there is a hidden truth behind the whole saga in Brazil and at home. Parents always blaming children even if parents are wrong. How can you sack your two children at home when you the mother or the father you are on sick bed and you need somebody to give you water to drink. We are taking only NDC supporters to Brazil. SHAME to NDC, SHAME to GFA. Nyantakyi you have disgrace your family not Ghana.
  • WENCHI MOKE says:
    June 27, 2014 04:24 am
  • isaac kiara says:
    June 27, 2014 06:11 am
    Am a kenyan but a strong fan en a friend too of blackstars. I may not know the exact side to blame for yesterday's shame but i clearly knew that a combination of muntari, prince, gyan and ayew witht forgtin veteran essien, would have seen this big stars to semis if not finals. I think the coach was too fast in making wrong decisions. We all now swallow da whole mess
  • camtona says:
    June 27, 2014 06:20 am
    I feel ashamed bcos i am just one of a few people who propounded the theory of usinga black today i bow my head in shame.AA is cleuless nd was given d job out of sympathy rather than competence.
  • Tahiru kadir says:
    June 27, 2014 09:09 am
    What did Sulley say wrong.???You need the fact to...well wait a second,i got the conversation...There you have it below...WHAT IS THE USE OF SOO MANY G.F.A OFFICIALS & OTHERS HERE? You Are Basically Non-Essential and have no role or duties here. Your Number even dwarf that of the players... You receive Bonuses for no work done. You are a drain on the Govt.... You always make money on our back and you see every Tournament as a means to make money.... And You Have The Vim to question us why we want our money? THIS IS WHAT SULLEY MUNTARI SAID THAT LED MR.PARKER TO INSULT HIM........LEADING TO A PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION PLEASE GET THE FACTS WELL...SULLEY IS 100% RIGHT WHAT IS PARKER ROLE THERE AT ALL? " Moses Armah: Your money will come take time, the captain is speaking…. Sulley: Shut up, are u the one paying the money or u are the Prez. Moses Armah: I won’t allow u to include me in your list of victims oo… a gangster than u Sulley: So u can fight me eh (moving towards Moses’ direction disentangling himself from other guys retraining him). Moses Armah: Am ready for u. You think am a coward? Sulley: (picks a bottle and drop it, surprisingly jumps and slaps moses) **** you!! Moses: Returns the slap with a blow lifts a fork…and Jonathan Mensah holds Moses’ hand up. Essien sits quietly, Gyan and Appiah speak Ga to Sule, calming him down as Moses is whisked away by Shaban Quaye
  • fred says:
    June 27, 2014 10:17 am
    **** the GFA commitee members.Sulley was making them face reality by asking what the whole lot of FA staff was doing in brazil and they are fused.Afriyie Ankrah is the most stupid person i have ever seen,he is hollow and full of shit.
  • young says:
    June 27, 2014 01:26 pm
    well done sulley u stood for gh and blackstars players i know most of ur colleagues are in support but due to some one or two reasons they left u alone to cry out loud. a bet any gh national if we guys could have access to the rest of the players phones ,u will c dem congratulating sulley on watsapp and text messages.any u have somone to blame lets blame akwasi appiah .gfa wise up pls is always d same thing any time we go for tournaments.
  • amar says:
    June 27, 2014 04:52 pm
    Hmm for me i dont want say anything.holy ghost fire go burn ghanaian leaders.say amen.
  • kafui says:
    September 08, 2014 06:56 pm
    Thank you Sulley Muntari. A real man must stand up and fight spiritually or physically if need did it not for only yourself but your team mates and l of the Ghanaian tax payer. Those fucking blood clot GFA officials are nothing but cheap and shameless nayabingi blood suckers who need nothing but real beating to bring them back their moral senses they lost. WICKED AND SHAMELESS "LEADERS". As for Afriyie Ankrah, the least said, the better... Sulley!!! you're my hero!!!