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Muntari allowed to stay with Ghana

June 21, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Sulley Muntari has been allowed to remain with the Ghana squad after apologising for an apparent foul-mouthed rant against the coaching staff after the 1-1 draw with Australia.

Sulley Muntari
GettyImagesSulley Muntari was accused of disruptive behaviour during the build-up

Kick Off Ghana reported that boss Milovan Rajevac wanted Muntari kicked out of the squad after his behaviour on Saturday, and a meeting was called on Sunday to discuss his presence in South Africa.

Ghanasoccernet, though, says captain Stephen Appiah and Ghana FA president Kwasi Nyantakyi asked for the Inter Milan midfielder to be given another chance and it has now been confirmed that he will be allowed to stay.

A Ghana FA statement read: "We wish to state that Sulley Muntari reacted angrily and in a manner that was offensive to the team's Code of Conduct in the aftermath of Ghana's game against Australia on the June 19, 2010 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

"He was accordingly reprimanded for his behaviour, with the player explaining that his actions were borne out of his frustration by the team's inability to record a win.

"Sulley has since recognised his misconduct and apologised to the management, technical team and playing body of the Black Stars.

"The player has also reiterated his commitment and loyalty to the team and his readiness to play and give off his utmost best to the team."