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Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah reveals Sulley Muntari bruises with blood after 2014 World Cup fight

Published on: 04 February 2020
Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah reveals Sulley Muntari bruises with blood after 2014 World Cup fight
Sulley Muntari

Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed that controversial midfielder Sulley Muntari was left with bruises and blood on his face after an altercation with a management member at the 2014 World Cup.

The former AC Milan star launched an unprovoked physically attack on the President of Medeama SC, Moses Armah Parker, during the tournament in Brazil six years ago.

It has now turned out that when the businessman hit back at Muntari, the midfielder was left with injuries on his face before he was thrown out of the camp.

The Black Stars exited the tournament at the group stage after coming up winless in a group containing USA, Germany and Portugal.

Ghana’s campaign in Brazil was blighted by issues of delayed bonuses, with players even threatening a boycott before the country’s final group game against Portugal.

Appiah, 59, recounted the chaotic events that transpired during Ghana’s botched campaign at the 2014 World Cup in his autobiography revealing some of the hidden secrets of the team.

“I went to Sulley Muntari’s room to find out what had happened. He told me he was trying to explain something to the management team member and that turned into a heated exchange,” Appiah said in his autobiography, ‘Leaders Don’t Have To Yell’.

“The heated exchange led to the management member throwing a blow at him, and he retaliated by fighting back. He showed me a bruise, along with a dab of blood, that he had sustained from the incident.”

Appiah said he was later informed that the chaos started after Muntari referred to management team as liars following the delay in payment of player bonuses.

He added that, despite calming Muntari down, the player returned to the FA official’s room to vandalise his properties, including a laptop and cell phone.

Meanwhile, Muntari was later sacked from camp, together with Kevin-Prince Boateng, on the orders of the Black Stars coach.

Appiah is currently promoting his recently launched autobiography, titled 'Leaders Don't Have To Yell'.

The 400-page book is a leadership memoir in which Appiah shares his account of key events during his playing days and his two stints as coach of Ghana.

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