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Sulley Muntari to speak out over World Cup chaos, vows his commitment to Ghana

Published on: 25 July 2014
Sulley Muntari says he will speak out over the chaos in the Ghana World Cup camp

Sulley Muntari has vowed commitment to Ghana but insists he will speak out in the near future about the circumstances leading to his sacking from the Black Stars World Cup in Brazil.

The AC Milan ace says he will not exchange his country for any place even though he was booted out of the Ghana camp in disgrace during the tournament in Brazil last month.

Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were suspended indefinitely from the national team and sent home from the World Cup for disciplinary reasons.

Ghana's two biggest stars were axed just hours before their crucial World Cup Group G match against Portugal on Thursday.

Muntari was reported to have physically attacked GFA official Moses Armah while Boateng verbally insulted coach Kwesi Appiah during a heated team meeting.

Since then Muntari has been subjected to public ridicule for the attack on Armah and his indefinite suspension from the national team means he is ruled out of the Black Stars in the immediate future.

The AC Milan midfielder says he will not turn his back on Ghana but will also have his say on the issues in the Ghana camp at the right time.

“[Ghana] is my country. I love my country; I can never exchange any place with my country but [you know] there are certain things that I want to say but I’ll say them at the exact time," Muntari told reporters.

"For now, I don’t want to talk about it but my country is always going to be my country,” the AC Milan star said.

The Ghanaian squad had been in a state of rebellion over unpaid appearances, with the country's government believed to have sent out in excess of US$3million (£1.8m) on a chartered plane to Brazil to pay the players in an attempt to appease the situation.

Watch video of Sulley Muntari's interview in New York below


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  • Samedge says:
    July 25, 2014 12:03 pm
    @mumbi can u figure out just a single zambian player plying in Europe if this is not achievement? Kwasia lyk u. As i've said u lacks common sense, i will keep hitting u & ur stupid parents hard with insults till u gain common sense.
  • Accam says:
    July 25, 2014 11:19 am
    How I wiish I can slap that his mouth. He shud. Foorget about blackstars. Talk is cheap
  • Benny says:
    July 25, 2014 10:13 am
    Risky ,Muntari's father is doing what any responsible parent will do.Parker after enjoying bussiness class flight ,$5000 a day hotel plus over $80000 for doing nothing had the cheek to be sarcastic,Muntary shouted at Parker to keep quite and Parker said if you think you are gangster ,l will show you l am a mafia. Yes it is wrong to hit somebody but in the case of Muntari and Parker ,Muntari did nothing wrong.He should have slapped Nyantakyi and AA as well. Mind you KPB is a world class player.If you have anybody to blame ,blame The GFA for employing certificate- less -ex footballer with no club coaching experience nor international football exposure as coach. Milo got the best out of Our players in 2010 including KPB. Did AA not drop Accam and select Adomah?all the players you are comparing to KPB is simply laughable. Talking of indiscipline.If a whole GFA boss in a full glare of camera is caught tolerating match fixing,what would expect from the players?using them as milking cows to line your pocket. Our leaders should learn to be discipline first and that will flow down the pecking order. A country where school children sit on concrete blocks as chair and table ,the only thing anybody in position knows is stealing . KPB was only standing up against the cankerous rot in the GFA and exposing the clueless ex footballer ,you people referred to as coach.The only coach who plays his strong team only after the opposition is tired.What was Adomah doing in the game against USA? In Ghana if you keep quite to be trodden upon and cheated then you are deemed discipline and humble but if you stand up for yourself,you are deemed indisciplined. If the GFA cannot contain KPB,imaging if Balloteli......
  • pk says:
    July 25, 2014 09:22 am
    Not again. No one is indispensable.
  • R.NASJA says:
    July 25, 2014 09:33 am
    A butterfly tinks it is a bird jst bcus it can fly. Pls wen football nation is talkn leave dem with peace of mind to talk ah.
  • gingerbread says:
    July 25, 2014 09:35 am
    Africa needs complete ooverhaul in terms of discipline. Sulley is a very hardworking player but he should also know that he is an icon so must control his emotions. He might be right but to some extent. GFA is just Gang of fraudsters association (GFA) from Osei Kuffour time to date. They need lashes rather. How come spokesman for an association turn around to interview the same association boss? U people are disgraceful to auntie ghana.
  • gingerbread says:
    July 25, 2014 09:46 am
    Abedi Pele, tony yeboah, sammy kuffour, baba amando, few notable excellent prayers who could take this great nation unto their shoulders were sadly victimised to some extent that it even affect clubs by this same gfa why????
  • Mumbi says:
    July 25, 2014 08:55 am
    @risky thats not achievement at all. Rodrigues scored 6 @ one wc torney in Brazil but you guys thinks counting dubious penalties Gyan scored in 2006, 2010 and a goal in Brazil makes him great. 6 goals in 3 tornaments makes one great? Atleast a golden boot.
  • Mumbi says:
    July 25, 2014 07:40 am
    38 year old Ghana captain Asamumu Gyan, is happy to commite the rest of his playing career in UAE at Al Ain after signing a 2 year extention to his contract. The Mumu Gyan is expected to retire in 2018 at the age of 42 at Al Ain.
  • Benny says:
    July 25, 2014 07:53 am
    Risky stop being a hypocrate.Yes it is wrong to hit another human being but when you are provoked ,sometimes you loose it.If you are privy to the circumstances leading to the attack ,may be,you will frame your comment differently. Is it not on record about how Rawlings beat up his Vice President MR Arkaa which lead to his untimely death?how about the women who were striped naked and lashed in their private parts by Rawlings and his monsters? The question is Parker was the third person to speak so why did Muntary not attack the first two speakers?Parker probably said something. Broken promises from Ghana,to holland,USA to Brazil. Nyantakyi and his crooks enjoying bussiness class flight,five star hotel whiles the players were cramped in economy class and in the case of KPB he had his luggage missing and was put in a leaked hotel room. Whose money was used to pay all the 70 plus GFA officials who cream $36000 each for doing nothing even those who did not go to Brazil about 40 of them had $2000 each. Nyantakyi and his crooks were in five star en suite hotel and in Brazil the cheapest five star en suite cost $5000 a day. It is easy to accuse Muntary but let's look at the circumstances which lead to the attack. Why is Muntary not attacking AC Milan's officials? The GFA should learn to do things right and all of those incidents will be averted.
  • Benny says:
    July 25, 2014 07:55 am
    Risky you are very ignorant to say the least.
  • risky says:
    July 25, 2014 08:18 am
    Benny i didn't say gfa is faultless. But to the extend of slapping somebody?? Why do u think muntari's father is apologizing? What about if parker's fans also decide to retaliate??
  • risky says:
    July 25, 2014 08:24 am
    Mumbi and Zambia man, tell me which zambian has ever played @ the world cup. Asamoah Gyan is the highest African goal scorer in the history of the wc. The greatest African striker in the history of the wc.
  • Mumbi says:
    July 25, 2014 07:02 am
    Ghana always plays big names no matter how indescipline the player may be. Big names have failed to win any trophy 4 Ghana for morethan three decades now ever since the format of afcon tornament was changed from 4 teams to 16 at the torney. It will take morethan a centuary for Ghana to win a 16 nations afcon torney.
  • risky says:
    July 25, 2014 07:03 am
    Mr Sulley u are guilty of laying ur hand on another human being just because u disagree with him. That is the reason why ur father is taking the pain to apologize to Mr Parker. As much as I agree with you over the flaws of the GFA, it’s still wrong to physically assault your fellow human being. Otherwise most Ghanaians will be slapping our leaders especially NDC politicians On daily basis.
  • risky says:
    July 25, 2014 07:07 am
    Mumbi u were making a lot of sense, until ur last sentence... U are not God to predict the future.
  • Zambia Man says:
    July 25, 2014 07:07 am
    Ghana sucks big time!!!!! Zambia is wat better and much disciplined than this baboons. Mumbi, my Zambian bro, please Hala at me let's discuss some Zambian footbaal matters. [email protected] Zambia rules!!!!!!!
  • risky says:
    July 25, 2014 07:19 am
    When AA n d GFA began begging KPB to return to bs, i was not comfortable @ all. Why? (1). Kpb is not committed to d course of the bs. (2). Kpb is indiscipline (3). On the field of play kpb of 2014 is neither better than Accam, nor Solomon Asante, or even Ebenezer Assifuah, (4). Kpb is injury prone n was never going to be able to play 2 consecutive matches without matches. I think AA and the GFA has learnt a great lesson.
  • blackstars30 says:
    July 25, 2014 04:41 pm
    @Collins, thank you very much, atleast 1 non jealous minded ghanaian here! I sometimes just cant believe how stupid some are here.. they believe everything what their government, teacher, gfa, News,.. tell them without first thinking for them selfes if what they are been told is true or not.. and then they wonder why there is so moch corruption in the country?? The dumber you are, the more dumber they will try to make you in order for their corruption to grow.. peace and have a nice day to my fellow brothers that try to think for them self and not following the crowd 
  • kilx says:
    July 25, 2014 05:50 pm
    zambian's shouldn't talk wen it cme's to matters of football....u'll neva qualify 4 da world cup unless u dnt meet Ghana in all ur group stages games in this world...