Ghana Suspends Two Players Hours Before World Cup Game Against Portugal
Ghana’s World Cup team is a complete mess! Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were suspended indefinitely for disciplinary reasons and sent back to Ghana. The Ghana Football Association released this statement:
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has suspended Sulley Ali Muntari indefinitely from the Black Stars with immediate effect.
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.
Muntari’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
This is not good news because Ghana faces off against Portugal at 12:00PM ET. Boeting explained his incident to German newspaper Bild:
SPORT BILD: Mr. Boateng, just you were suspended by the coach. What happened?
Kevin-Prince Boateng: "Yesterday, there was an incident during training. Sulley Muntari and I have joked for a duel. I said that he had played the ball with his hand. He said no. Then I laughed and said: 'Hey, you're the referee or what?' "
And then what?
"Have we both laughed. The coach broke the complete unit. And wondered why we laugh. We said that everything was okay. He then sent me to the cabin. "
That was it?
"No, after training I went to the coach and asked him if he had a minute for me. I asked him what he had against me? Then he started yelling at me. He insulted me. There were words like: Fuck off"
Boeting accepts his punishment, but this is not the only problem with Ghana. The players did not train on Tuesday and threatened to quit of they did not receive their bonus money. Ghana President John Dramani Mahama sent almost $3 million on a chartered plane.