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Sulley Muntari endorses decision to axe him from Ghana's AFCON squad

Published on: 14 December 2012

Sulley Muntari has endorsed the decision by coach Kwesi Appiah to exclude him from Ghana's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

The AC Milan midfielder is unhappy he is not part of the Black Stars team for Africa's flagship tournament because the coach has taken the decision in the best interest of the country.

Muntari was excluded from the Black Stars 26-man squad for next month's tournament in South Africa on Thursday.

This came on the day he returned to action for his Italian Serie A side AC Milan after a six-month injury-induced absence.

The decision to exclude Muntari has been condemned by a section of the Black Stars fans but the midfielder insists only fully fit players must play for the national team.

"It’s better that the national team coach takes players to the African Cup of Nations who are 100% fit and I’ll stay here," Muntari said.

"I’m sorry to be out of the national side but it’d be impossible to be out for 6 months and then go straight to the African Cup of Nations.

Muntari will stay to play for AC Milan when the tournament starts in South Africa on 19 January.

Ghana have been drawn in Group B to face DR Congo, Mali and Niger.


  • Cunt master flex says:
    December 15, 2012 06:27 pm
    Everytin we do we must always tink gh first.Dats de spirit sulley has exibited here.Great chap no wonda u 've always been my no.1 favorate player in de black stars.Speedy recovery my bro.
  • Adam...Ghana says:
    December 15, 2012 05:27 pm
    yea we are behind you bro...thank God Sulley Muntari is now matured to that stage...i promise you would prosper in your football carier.thankx bro
  • accra says:
    December 15, 2012 12:27 pm
    all players should learn how to be muntarism...ALLAH bless
    December 14, 2012 05:07 pm
    Get the content dude but u spell horribly :P
  • Rahim sumba says:
    December 14, 2012 05:03 pm
    TRUE MATURITY,,Allah is with you, go blackstars
  • K says:
    December 14, 2012 11:21 am
    If he can be featured at AC Milan then he is fit. The coach needed to consult extensively before excluding him.
  • James says:
    December 14, 2012 11:08 am
    @cojo let firt of all win the N cup first.good spirited personality
  • kwasi says:
    December 14, 2012 11:20 am
    very good words, god bless u.
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    December 14, 2012 11:04 am
    This is the right attitude. The perfect and mature posture from a top professional. See you in Brazil
  • josh says:
    December 14, 2012 01:41 pm
    When AA was given this job, it was his man-management skills I was worried about. But looking from how Muntari (and Jordan) have been humble despite each's exclusion. I want to commend our coach on what he is doing. I would like to believe the axing didn't come as a shock to either player and the coach spoke to them in advance, but I won't know, I guess.
  • maalik says:
    December 14, 2012 10:53 am
    Well said bro hope you play well for AC milan and stay injury free u will surely come back to the national team
  • maalik says:
    December 14, 2012 11:03 am
    Ghana we don't win cup becouse we keep on changingplayers each tounerment cameron won twise with some of their player playing in the second divitions Egyp with more locals why can't we keep our players
  • augustine says:
    December 14, 2012 10:53 am
    Now all those scraps who have been calling for his inclusion can have a toast. Stomach fans who seek their interest over national interest. Go Go Black Stars
  • bond says:
    December 14, 2012 01:17 pm
    see what marriage can cause. Sulley has really matured ever since he got married to Menaye. Sulley i really respect you now.GOD BLESS YOUR CAREER
  • texas says:
    December 14, 2012 01:11 pm
    great yaw2. This is the kind comment that will move us forward.
  • texas says:
    December 14, 2012 01:13 pm
    Tell GNS again! most their writers are wack.
  • PENDRIVE says:
    December 14, 2012 12:55 pm
    I really respect the way you have shown how profe ssional you are.
  • king Ramon says:
    December 14, 2012 12:58 pm
    @boba fett,I think if u know the right grammatical expression,put it across rather than condemning vaguely. No one is perfect,we re all still learning. We want to learnt from u bro.
  • yaw2 says:
    December 14, 2012 10:10 am
    Thank you for vindicate AA for your exclusion..Work hard and get to full fitness,World cup await for you and Essien,Quincy and K.P.B
  • simon baghdad says:
    December 14, 2012 10:11 am
    great words from a great player... no arogancy. god bless u sulley.
  • Just call me Codjoe says:
    December 14, 2012 10:05 am
    Wow Muntari! showing good spirit even when you were excluded. Thats a true champion dont worry you will be their when we win the confederations cup!!!!
  • Boba Fett says:
    December 14, 2012 11:38 am
    The AC Milan midfielder is unhappy he is not part of the Black Stars team for Africa’s flagship tournament because the coach has taken the decision in the best interest of the country - WHAT KIND OF ENGLISH IS THAT.