Kwesi Appiah Shares Sulley Muntari’s Shocking Drama In Lesotho
Former Ghana Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah has revealed moments Sulley Muntari and his fans will not enjoy.
According to the soft-spoken Appiah, Muntari once verbally assaulted him in front of the Ghana squad. The moment happened after Muntari was substituted in Lesotho back in 2014.
The drama was revealed in Appiah’s autobiography: “Leaders Don’t Have to Yell.”
Appiah writes about the scene:
“During a World Cup qualifier against Lesotho, I called for Emmanuel Agyemang Badu to substitute Sulley around the 60th minute. For five minutes, Sulley ignored my call and would not come off.”
“When he finally did, he angrily headed straight for the dressing room instead of joining the rest of the team on the bench. We finished that game 2-0 and I was congratulating the team in the locker room.”
“Sulley was still upset and made a comment that featured inappropriate words. As much as he wanted to play, I did not feature him for the next three games.
“When there’s no clear line of respect, it is very likely that the players will not take their coach seriously. Even though I can be very friendly with my players, there’s a line of respect that my players are not allowed to cross.”
Suleyman Ali “Sulley” Muntari is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. During his time with Internazionale, he helped the team win the Champions League in 2009–10 and the Serie A title in 2008–09 and 2009–10. He was also part of the Portsmouth team that won the FA Cup in 2007–08.