Muntari and Boateng expelled by Ghana
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2014
Muntari and Boateng expelled by Ghana
Ghanas preparations for Thursdays crunch tie against Portugal have been thrown into disarray. AFP Photo
  • mail
  • img

Ghana stars Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have both been indefinitely suspended from their national team for disciplinary reasons, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said Thursday.

AC Milan midfielder Muntari, 29, is accused of attacking a member of the management team Moses Armah, while Schalke 04 midfielder Boateng, 27, is said to have verbally abused national team coach Kwesi Appiah, the GFA said on its website.

Both have had their World Cup accreditations withdrawn.

Kevin-Prince Boateng's World Cup has been brought to a halt after a verbal joust with coach Kwesi Appiah. AFP Photo  

Referring to Muntari, the GFA 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."

A similar statement explained the measure taken against Boateng.

"The decision was taken following Boateng's vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team's training session in Maceio this week," said the GFA statement.


"Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions which has resulted in the decision."

Sulley Muntari is reported to have assaulted a member of the backroom staff and has had his accreditation for the tournament withdrawn. AFP Photo

In both cases the GFA said the decisions were taken with immediate effect.

Ghana are due to play Portugal in Brasilia at 1600GMT.

They need to win and hope there is a winner in the other Group G match between Germany and the USA in Recife at the same time to stand any chance of making the knock-out rounds.

Muntari started both Ghana's games so far in the competition while Boateng came on as a substitute against the United States before then being a starter, who was replaced, in the second match against Germany.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Barclays Premier League trophy back in Uganda
Barclays bank customers not only have a chance to win fully paid trips to the UK to watch their favourite Premier League teams in action, but for the next two days they are privileged to rub shoulders with the Barclays Premier League trophy....
Rugby: Betway Kobs take early lead
The Betway Kobs thrashed their hosts Gulu Elephants 50-10 on Saturday to go top of the Nile special premier rugby league table....
SC Villa raises shs40m for CAF Confederations Cup
It was all jubilation as SC Villa club president Eng., Moses Misagga announced that the team has secured shs40m to register and compete at the CAF Orange Confederation Cup next year....
Umeme wins Rotary on the Green Golf tournament
The UMEME team returned 113 points to win the third edition of the Rotary on the green charity golf tournament at Kitante, on Saturday....
The many health impacts of climate change
Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water- and mosquito-borne diseases for example, and indirectly, such as through hunger....
FUFA awards for December 11
With less than two weeks to go for Airtel-FUFA Award winners to be unveiled, the federation has announced rewards for the players and fans....
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter