Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari sent packing

2014-06-26 14:49

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The World Cup is over for Ghana stars Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari after both were sent home for disciplinary reasons.

Boateng was dismissed for allegedly insulting Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah, while Muntari was reported to have physically attacked a Ghana Football Association Executive Committee member.

The Ghana Football Association issued the following statement on Boateng:

“The Ghana Football Association has approved coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to suspend Kevin-Prince Boateng indefinitely from the Black Stars.

“The decision was made following Boateng’s vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session in Maceió this week.

“Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions, which has resulted in the decision. Boateng’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect.”

The association also explained the reason behind Muntari’s exit:

“The Ghana Football Association 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 association and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr Moses Armah on Tuesday June 24 2014 during a meeting.

“Muntari’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect.”

Ghana square up to Portugal on Thursday evening in a must-win game for the Black Stars. Muntari would not have been available to play anyway, having been suspended after picking up yellow cards in both of the opening two fixtures.

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