Popular Ghanaian footballer, Sulley Muntari has lost his dad, Alhaji Muniru Muntari. Sulley Muntari’s father reportedly passed on at the 37 Military Hospital on Monday, 29th May, 2017, after battling an undisclosed illness. He died at the age of 62.
Alhaji Muniru was a Ghanaian of Nigerian descent who lived in Konongo, in the Asante Akyem district of the Ashanti Region. He was a former coach of Northern Nigerian clubs Kano Pillars and El-Kanemi. The Pescara midfielder’s dad used to be a footballer, with his first two sons Sulley Muntari and Sulley Muniru following his footsteps as they are currently professional footballers.
Sulley Muntari’s father had been very influential in his football career, always giving him good counsel as well as apologizing on his behalf whenever he erred against the state or the officials of the Ghana Football Association. Recall that the late Alhaji publicly condemned Sulley Muntari’s actions at the 2014 World Cup which earned him a suspension from the Ghana National Team. He had revealed then that he warned his son of indiscipline ahead of the tournament.
This turns out to be a really trying period for the Sulley brothers considering the series of ills that have befallen them recently. Prior to their father’s death, Sulley Muntari who currently plays for Italian side Pescara Calcio went through traumatic racial abuse during his club’s clash with Cagliari FC.
Sulley Muniru on his own side recently had his contract with the Romanian side Steaua Bucuresti terminated after a reported bust-up with teammate. Click here to read full story on the issue.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Muniru Muntari is expected to be buried today [Tuesday, 30 may], in Tafo, in accordance with the Islamic tradition.
Our condolences to the bereaved family, and may the soul of the departed rest in peace.