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Sports News of Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

I'll recall KP Boateng if he apologizes - Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah insists new Barcelona signing Kevin-Prince Boateng will be recalled into the senior national team if he comes out to apologise for misbehaving at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

The 31-year-old is serving an indefinite suspension from Black Stars after he and his close pal Sulley Muntari were expelled from the team in Brazil. Kevin was sacked after being found guilty of "vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah".

But, there have been calls for the ban to be lifted after Boateng stunned the world by joining Barcelona. The forward has been recruited by the Spanish champions on loan from Sassuolo for the remainder of the season.

“Kevin-Prince Boateng is a Ghanaian and currently he is playing very well and if you look at our striking options we have always relied on Gyan so is about time we all check and get at least four strikers that we can always rely on,” Appiah told Asempa FM.

“Kevin is one of the good strikers as I have said, but in Brazil, he[Kevin] and Sulley were suspended by the FA for their unruly behaviours and I think Sulley has written a letter to apologise and looking at how Kevin is playing now, if he should write a letter to apologise, I will invite him because it is about the country not about any individual.”

Kevin has been capped 15 times by Black Stars and has scored two goals since his debut against Latvia in 2010.

He could make his debut for Barcelona against Sevilla in Copa del Rey today.