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I tried to get Muntari back into the Black Stars- Nii Lante Vanderpuye

Sulley Ali Muntari

Former Minister of Sports Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye has revealed that he tried negotiating with the GFA to ensure the return of suspended Ghana international Sulley Muntari. Muntari along with Kevin Prince Boateng were indefinitely suspended from the team after the infamous incident at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The midfielder was sent home after what the GFA ...

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16th anniversary of May 9 Stadium disaster marked in Accra


Football fans in Ghana today gathered at the Accra Sports Stadium to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the May 9th disaster. The short ceremony was graced by the presence of both the Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah and his deputy Pius Hadzide, newly instated director of the National Sports Authority Robert Sarfo Mensah as well as some families of the deceased. ...

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Sulley Muntari will support player boycott in protest over racist abuse


Sulley Muntari has said he would be the “No.1” supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against what he believes are increasing incidents of racism in the sport. Last week the Ghana midfielder, who plays for top-flight Italian team Pescara, said he was “treated like a criminal” after receiving a one-match ban, which was later rescinded, for objecting to ...

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Taricone Fights For Muntari


The Honorary Consul of Ghana to Italy, Massimiliano Colasuonno Taricone, played a key role in overturning the one match ban on Ghana  and Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. Muntari was handed a match ban after protesting racial chants and prejudice against him during Seria A encounter a week ago. The former AC Milan man’s ban attracted international attention resulting in the meeting ...

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Atsu celebrates Championship title with Newcastle


Ghana’s Christian Atsu was in party mood as Newcastle won the English Championship title on Sunday after beating Barnsley 3-0 at St. James’ Park. The Magpies had already secured promotion but they were bent on winning the title for pride’s sake. However, they needed Brighton and Hove Albion to slip at Aston Villa for that to happen. They got the ...

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Richard Kingson attends first CAF Goalkeeping Instructors Course

Incoming Ghana goalie Richard Kingson

Citi-sports can exclusively report that ex-international Richard Kingson is in Cameroon for the first ever CAF Goalkeeping Instructors Course to prepare him for the Black Stars job. The former Wigan and Blackpool gloves man attended the course alongside countryman Ransford Cudjoe who is Goalkeepers trainer for Mauritius national team. The four-day programme started on Friday and will end on Monday, ...

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Sulley Muntari one-match ban overturned

Sulley Muntari has had spells with Portsmouth and Sunderland (Image credit: EPA)

Sulley Muntari has had the one-match ban he received after protesting against racist abuse overturned. The Pescara midfielder left the field after being booked in Sunday’s Serie A game at Cagliari for complaining of being abused. Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks called on players in Italy to strike in protest against Muntari’s punishment. The Italian Football Federation said it had considered ...

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Godfred Donsah willing to strike to show solidarity with Muntari

Donsah spent two seasons with Cagliari

Bologna and Ghana midfielder Godfred Donsah says he is “100%” willing to go on strike to show solidarity with Sulley Muntari. Pescara midfielder Muntari, 32, was given a one-game ban after he protested against racist abuse he received from the crowd at Cagliari on Sunday. The Serie A disciplinary committee said not enough fans took part in the abuse to ...

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FIFPro to Italian League: ‘Rescind Muntari card’


FIFPro demand that Sulley Muntari’s yellow card is rescinded after he was racially abused, but the Italian authorities opted to penalise the player rather than Cagliari. The incident occurred during Sunday’s 1-0 home win for the Sardinians over Muntari’s Pescara. The Ghana midfielder heard racist chants from a small group in the crowd and, when he urged the referee to ...

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