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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Muntari and Boateng have been suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars and have had their World Cup accreditations withdrawn with immediate effect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.

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Ibrahim Toure, brother of Yaya, dies in Manchester

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Ibrahim Toure has died aged 28. Credit: Ivory Coast FA

The younger brother of footballers Yaya and Kolo Toure has died in Manchester, the Ivory Coast football association said.

Ibrahim Toure, 28, who is also a footballer, passed away yesterday, a statement said.

No reason was given for his death.

Yaya and Kolo are both currently playing for the Ivory Coast at the World Cup in Brazil.

The statement said: “A tough day for the Toure brothers. Just hours after the match Colombia v Cote d’Ivoire (2-1), Kolo and Yaya have learned of the death of their younger brother Toure Oyala Ibrahim.

“The entire Ivorian delegation to Brazil supports them in this painful circumstance.”

Prince Boateng expressed his frustrations with the technical descisions of Akwasi Appiah

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Ghana’s Prince Boateng has expressed his frustrations with the technical descisions of the national trainer Akwasi Appiah.

In an interview with German television network Eins shortly after Ghana lost to USA yesterday, an obviously angry Boateng in answer to why he came on late into the game retorted that if Akwasi Appiah thinks the first selection was better than him then he should continue on that path.

The Shalke player stated he is fit to play the full ninety minutes.

He refused to answer questions regarding the performance of the German team.

Through the short interview he showed his frustrations and anger over Ghana’s loss.

Meanwhile German football analysts have also questioned why Essien and Boateng were kept on the bench during the first half of the game.

As the blackstars dream of moving to the next stage of the world cup faded with yesterday’s loss, the Germans are emboldened by their 4:0 win over Christian Ronaldo’s Portugal.