General News of Friday, 4 July 2014
Father of Sulley Muntari has revealed he warned his son against confrontation before the 2014 World Cup and despite the warning, the AC Milan star was kicked of the Ghana camp for physically attacking a team official at the tournament in Brazil.
Muntari’s father, Alhaji Muniru Sulley, has already called Black Stars management committee member Moses Armah to apologise to him following the violent unprovoked attack on him by Muntari.
Alhaji Muniru Sulley revealed that knowing his son’s hot temper, he gave the warning before the AC Milan player departed for the tournament in Brazil.
The Italy-based midfielder slapped the Black Stars Management Committee member, Moses ‘Parker’ Armah, during a meeting to calm the players over their appearance fees.
However, Muntari sprung from his seat to land some blows on the face of the Medeama Sporting Club owner before he was thrown out of the Ghana camp.
Muntari’s father is the head of the Hausa community in Dofa, and said: “It’s a shame the incident occurred at all,” and it shouldn’t have assuming Sulley listened to his warnings before team left for U.S.A for their pre-World Cup schedules.
“He has called me to apologize for his actions, and the first thing I told him was, ‘remember what I told you before you left for camp? As a former coach, I know how heated the environment could be, but yet, he went on to do what he did, that’s children for you,” said Muntari’s father in a telephone call.
The scandal caused many Ghanaian fans to demand the midfielder be banned permanently from the team as an example for future trouble makers.
After the unfortunate event occurred, the Ghanaian FA demanded Muntari apologize before further action was taken, but he declined.
This was not the only scandal to occur in the Ghanaian camp.
The players had threatened not to board a flight to Brasilia to face Portugal in their crucial game until they received the $3.8 million they were owed.
The Ghanaian government had to send a plane with the money to them.
After the incident occurred, Alhaji Muniru Sulley called the Ghana FA and begged for forgiveness on behalf of his son.
Alhaji Muniru Sulley has a younger son Sulley Muniru, who plays for CFR Cluj in the Romanian league.