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Sports News of Thursday, 9 February 2017


Avram Grant hails 'fantastic players' Kevin Boateng and Sulley Muntari

Coach Avram Grant has hailed Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari as ‘fantastic players’ and says he would have liked to work with both of them during his tenure as Black Stars coach.

Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari, who now ply their trade in Spain and Italy respectively have not been called up into the Black Stars again their role in the Brazil 2014 World Cup debacle.

Both players have made frantic efforts in the past to given second chances but to no avail.

And Grant, who decided to discontinue his relationship with the Black Stars just two days after leading the team a fourth-place finish in the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, was asked to choose between the two he would have preferred to be recalled back into the team’s fold.

“Both of them,” he said on Starr FM. “I knew Sulley when he was in his 20’s, he’s a is very good footballer, great player by all standards.”

“And I first met Kevin at Portsmouth, he’s a fantastic guy. He’s one of the reasons why we reached the FA Cup final even in a team with a lot of problems, we lost to Chelsea 1-0. They’re both fantastic players.”