Muntari's previous 37 caps in five years not enough for Ghana return

Published on: 10 May 2019

Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari is determined to make a return to the Black Stars ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to staged in Egypt between June and July.

However, the former AC Milan and Inter Milan player's current form does not support his case.

The 34-year-old has featured in only 37 games since he got sacked from Ghana's squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals-averaging 7.4 games annually.

He currently plays for Spanish second-tier side Albacete and has managed to make only appearances without a goal so far.

He and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home from the Black Stars camp in Brazil and suspended from the Ghana squad on 26 June 2014 for disciplinary reasons, only hours before the final Group match against Portugal. Muntari reportedly assaulted Moses Armah, a member of former manager James Kwesi Appiah's coaching staff.

Muntari has played in two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (2008 and 2012).

The Black Stars are scheduled to begin their pre-Afcon preparations in Accra from May 27. The tournament is scheduled for June 21 to July 19.