The midfielder last played for the Black Stars 5 years ago at the World Cup in Brazil and is seeking to make a comeback to the senior National team.
The head of the Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association, Dr. Kofi Amoah, revealed this in an interview on Thursday evening. He said;
“I had a call from Sulley Muntari and the way he was talking with passion I couldn’t believe it,” He said, speaking on Metro TV’s GoodEvening Ghana show hosted by Paul Adom-Otchere.
“He said if coach Kwesi Appiah will only play him for 15 minutes, he will be grateful and accept it. This is a player who was clubless but now playing regularly but I think the final decision is in the hands of the coach,” he added.
Muntari’s last game for Ghana was a 2-2 draw in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup versus eventual winners Germany. He was then dismissed from camp after an incident involving a scuffle with one of the management committee members of the Black Stars.
His career has gone downhill from there as the 34-year old has featured for lower tier clubs like Al Hilal Ittihad in the Saudi PL, Pescara in the Italian Serie A, Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish La Liga and recently just signed with Albacente in the second tier of Spanish football.
In the last 5 years, he has managed just 3 goals in 37 appearances at club level Which makes it a goal every 1.8 years in the last 5 years.
Sulley’s best years are far behind him and his call to return to the team comes as a great shock. With a senior National team career spanning over 12 years, there are some who have argued that the experience of the midfielder, who is capped 84 times by the stars will come in handy while majority maintain the view that we have moved on as a team from Muntari and the events of Brazil 2014.