2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Sulley Muntari's inclusion too late - Fred Pappoe

Published on: 14 May 2019

Ex- Vice President of the Ghana Football Association Fred Pappoe ha revealed it's too late to include Sulley Muntari in the Black Stars squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 34-year-old midfielder has not played for Ghana since 2014 World Cup after he was sent home from the camp in Brazil and suspended for disciplinary reasons, only hours before the final Group match against Portugal.

According to the former Black Stars management committee chairman, Kwesi Appiah will have to decide if he will need the experienced player for the Africa Cup of Nations.

"Whether Dr Kofi Amoah comes to say he's talked to Sulley Muntari is immaterial. Coach Akwasi Appiah decides whether to select Sulley Muntari or not", he told Kumasi FM.

"The technical team have their criteria for selection into the Blackstars. The most fundamental thing is that we've played a number of matches to get the team where they are".

Mr Fred Pappoe quizzed what Muntari brings on board should he be included in the squad.

"What exceptional thing is he bringing to the extent of making space for others who sacrificed in playing the qualifiers, does he deserve to be in the team than those players?"

"Sulley is my son and he is very dedicated but I feel the call came in a bit too late. It's too late a call to be considered and for us to spend our time discussing", he concluded.