Muntari, Boateng sacked from Ghana camp
Muntari and Boateng have been suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars and have had their World Cup accreditations withdrawn with immediate effect
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has expelled midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng from the Black Stars camp ahead of their must-win game against Portugal on Thursday.
The two were said to have fought two days ago during training and after Appiah intervened it ensued in altercation between him and the Schalke midfielder.
“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. Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions which has resulted in the decision,” an official Ghana FA statement said.
Muntari is also reported to have slapped a Black Stars management committee member Moses Armah during a crisis meeting over the unpaid appearance fee.
The statement added: “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.”
The decision to banish the duo from camp was arrived at in a management meeting on Thursday at the team’s hotel. The two have since left the team’s hotel and will not be part of the World Cup campaign should Ghana progress to the knockout stage.
Ghana have dominated the headlines over the past 24 hours as issue of appearance fee row hit camp ahead of their trip to Brasilia to face Portugal.