Posted On Sunday, 16th June 2013
Thieves stole $10,000 belonging to Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and an expensive watch belonging to AC Milan star Sulley Muntari in their hotel room in Maseru while they were playing in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Lesotho in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.
While the Black Stars were doing their country proud on the pitch, the thieves were helping themselves in the Maseru Sun Hotel by raiding the rooms of the two richest players in the squad.
Several other items were reported missing from the room of the two top players with Gyan losing his laptop and an expensive designer bag.
Muntari also lost an expensive bracelet and jewelry which he had bought for wife as well as his jacket.
The theft took place while the Black Stars were on the Setsoto Stadium pitch against the Crocodiles but no doors were broken which means the thieves had some assistance probably from the hotel staff.
The calculated attack was directed at the two highest earning players in the squad as Gyan plays in the oil rich UAE while Muntari plies his trade in Italy with AC Milan.
The Ghana Football Association has lodged a complaint with the Lesotho police who have begun investigations into the case.
The incident marred Ghana’s victory which sent them to the apex of Group D; one point more than dethroned leaders Zambia.