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Soccer News of Friday, 23 October 2015


Baffoe unaware of Muntari’s return

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Ex Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe says he is uninformed over when Sulley Muntari will tender in an apology to the Ghana FA to make him eligible for a return to the Black Stars.

The 31-year-old remains suspended from international duty after attacking a high-ranking GFA official at the height of players agitation over the delayed payment of appearance fees at the 2014 World Cup.

Muntari was earlier this year widely reported to be ready to send an official apology to the Ghana FA, igniting hopes of his return to the team.

The former AC Milan man has however refused to satisfy this condition by the GFA over a year on after the Black Stars’ disappointing campaign in Brazil.

This has fueled beliefs the midfielder has had enough of international football and will be retiring any time soon.

Anthony Baffoe who is in constant touch with the Al-Ittihad player has further raised this uncertainty by revealing he is not in the know of whether Muntari will be sending in the required apology any time soon.

“I am not aware when he will be sending an apology,” Baffoe who is the General Secretary of the Players Association of Ghana (PFAG) told

“I speak to him always but we never spoke about that. I ask him how he is and how is his family and speak about other things but not that.

“I can only have that discussion with him in person and not over the phone.

“Right now, the FA says he must apologize so that is where we are now.”

Muntari has been involved in several bust ups with officials while on international duty but Anthony Baffoe believes his positives far outweighs his excesses.

“Muntari has played in all the national teams and has done a lot of good things for the nation,” he added.

“We should keep in mind that his positives are more than the negatives.”