Isaac Vorsah calls for Muntari’s return as he believes the suspended midfielder is the missing piece in Black Stars squad
Ghana defender Isaac Vorsah, has pleaded for pardon on behalf of estranged midfielder Sulley Mintari. Isaac Vorsah is appealing to the current national team to accept Muntari’s apology and recall him into the squad as the race for the 2018 World Cup intensifies.
Sulley Muntari was indefinitely suspended from the Black Stars, after physically attacking team administrator Moses Armah at the World Cup 2014 over issues of then unpaid bonuses. The former Inter Milan and AC Milan midfielder has not been invited to the national team since the Brazil incident, despite apologising this year.
The Ittihad FC player had sent an apology letter to the Ghana Football association (GFA), in which he took responsibility for his actions and pleaded for pardon. His apology was however met with mixed reactions from the public. Majority of Ghanaians were strongly against a possible pardon to the player for his disgraceful act which embarrassed the African nation, while a few others were on his side.
Though the issue remains unsettled, Isaac Vorsah has joined the section of Ghanaians who feel his apology should be accepted. Strong centre-back Isaac Vorsah, who played together with Muntari in the Black Stars, believes the 32-year-old will restore balance in the current Black Stars squad.
Speaking on Hot FM, Isaac Vorsah calls for Muntari’s return, saying that though the current Black Stars team is made up of young players, there is need for some senior players like Sulley Muntari to join the team. He pleaded with coach Avram Grant, as well as the GFA to consider Muntari’s apology.
Several stakeholders have waded into the controversy surrounding the Muntari saga. Sports minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye who believes in second chances, has thrown his weight behind the section of Ghanaians who believe the suspended midfielder should be accepted once again. Also, some foreign based players like Asamoah Gyan, and others have pleaded with Ghanaians to accept Muntari back.