‘Sullley Is a very Nice Guy; I Like Him’ – Avam Grant Hints on Accepting Muntari to Play for the Nation


Still on Sulley Muntari’s return, Coach Avam Grant has given a hint on intentions to take the repented prodigal son, back into the fold

Black Stars coach, Avam Grant has finally spoken on the decision to be taken by the team about Al Ittihad midfielder, Sulley Muntari, who tendered an apology letter to the team and the nation over his past wrong doings which earned him an indefinite suspension two years ago.

Since after Muntari’s return which was indicated by an apology letter from the once national team player, lots of debate have been on going on whether he should be once again taken to play for the country’s national team.

Read – For or Against? Ghanaians Debate over the Return of Sulley Muntari

National opinions became strongly divided on the issue as many Ghanaians gave divergent views. Many sided Sulley, pleading that he be forgiven and accepted; some were of the opinion that he be forgiven but never to be given a chance with the Black Stars any more; some others were infuriated by the apology letter which they saw as insincere, laden with pride as well as coming too late and at the wrong time.

The last group argued that it cannot be that Muntari became remorseful after two long years of committing such grave offence, but rather, that he want to come and “chop” World Cup money. they also argued that there’s no more a need for him, seeing that the Black Stars have achieved so much even in his absence.

Those that defended Sulley Muntari included Ghana’s heavy striker, Asamoah Gyan, Crystal Palace striker, Kwesi Appiah and hiplife musician Kontihene; and from current indications, the ayes will have it!

See – Gyan, Appiah and Kontihene Intercede on Sulley Muntari’s Behalf

However, the person that matters has spoken on the issue. Avram Grant, in an interview with Graphic Sports, says since the player has apologized, it remains for him to prove himself worthy of a place among the Black Stars. This is what he said on Muntari’s return:

I like him as an individual and he is a very nice guy. 

But we have a team and if he is good enough he will be selected and that is it.

Sulley Muntari earned himself an indefinite suspension from the Ghana National Team after he reportedly assaulted Black Stars management committee member Moses Armah during the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil. After the ugly incident, Sulley refused to apologise for his wrongs as directed. But thanks to his wits which finally came back to him in recent times.