Ghana International Sulley Muntari has reiterated that the circumstances that led to the Black Stars’ calamitous 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, have not been fully investigated, adding that if he reveals what he knows about the matter, many high ranking people in the country will find themselves in trouble.
Muntari was sacked from the Black Stars camp during the World Cup and was subsequently handed an indefinite suspension from the national team by the Ghana Football Association for fighting with an official of the Team.
Three years have passed since the incident in Brazil, and in those three years, Kwesi Appiah who was coach of the side at the time has been fired and re-hired.
Calls have grown in recent times that the GFA should invite Muntari back into the team and the player says he is opened to the idea of returning after deciding to leave the past in the past.
Asked if he thinks he has been treated unfairly, Muntari said: “from day one when the issues came up and we returned from Brazil, there were a lot of people talking really bad things like I did this and I did that”.
“But it is all past now because I didn’t say anything at the time and I don’t want to say anything now. If I open my mouth to say something, people will get in trouble, a lot, trust me. I know a lot but it’s all in the past and we want Ghana to move forward.”
Muntari has played in three FIFA World Cups for Ghana since 2006 and has also played at the various national youth teams over the years.
The 32-year-old is currently without a club after leaving Italian side Pescara.
Essien, Derek To Return To Ghana Premier League
Former Ghana international, Derek Boateng says he and his former colleague Michael Essien have had discussions concerning the possibility of returning and playing in the Ghana Premier League before they retire from active football.
Derek Boateng and Michael Essien both played for Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals before a career breakthrough came when they played for the Black Starlets and Black Satellites in 1999 and 2001 respectively.
Despite playing only a handful of games in the Ghana Premier League when they started off, both Essien and Derek went on to have hugely successful careers- even if Derek in particular didn’t reach the heights many expected him to.
Essien on the other hand played for some of the biggest teams in the World, including Real Madrid and AC Milan, but it was at Chelsea that the ‘Bison’ as he was affectionately called, made his name and won the UEFA Champions League.
Both players are in their twilights now, with Essien playing for Indonesian side Persib Bandung while Boateng is without a club, but says his agent is working on a deal which will see him return to club football soon.
When asked if playing in the Ghana league now that he is clubless is a possibility, Boateng answered in the affirmative and said it is something he and his childhood friend Essien have discussed in the past.
Speaking on the sideline of the recently held Celebrity Workout, Boateng said “Oh yeah, why not? I don’t have a problem playing in the Ghana Premier League, in fact it is something me and Essien have talked about before. That we should come back home and play for Liberty Professionals before we retire because we really didn’t have a feel of the Ghana league before leaving the shores of Ghana to play in Europe.”
Derek, 34, who won 47 caps for Ghana played for several top teams in Europe, including Fulham in England, Panathinaikos in Greece, Getafe in Spain, and FC Koln in Germany.
Derek was a member of the Black Stars squad that participated in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup.Essien also played in two FIFA World Cups for Ghana (2006, 2014).
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