Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has described fellow countryman Sulley Muntari as “the best player he has ever met” despite the recent alleged misconduct.
Muntari has been heavily criticized by Ghanaian football enthusiasts after the 28-year old was alleged to have engage in a burst up with Black Stars management committee member Moses Armah Parker, launching an “unprovoked attack” on the Medeama owner during the team’s stay in Brazil, which eventually led to an indefinite suspension imposed on him by the Ghana FA.
Despite the various attacks launched on the former Inter Milan player after the unfortunate incident, Derek Boateng who has been a long time friend of Muntari and has also played with him at both junior and senior levels in the national team, has showered praises on the AC Milan star.
“For me Sulley Muntari is the best player and best person I have ever met in my life. I know people say a lot of bad things about him but if you are close to this guy you will love him and you will do everything for him because he will do the same for you. Sulley is a guy who will always be there for you”, Derek affirmed.
“Normally in Africa when something is A they want you to say B. But Sulley is not that kind of person. He will tell you the thing is A because is A.”
“And he will never say something bad about you. If you do any mistake he will approach and tell you what you did was wrong. But people don’t get it”.
“He always gives to the poor and make sure people are happy. Sulley is the nicest guy I have ever met in my life. My entire football career. And I will always say that. Not because he is my friend. He is very respectful but he doesn’t like people who are not honest”.
Derek was quick to add that there might be something wrong at the management level of the Black Stars which might have created problems for Sulley.
“Have you ever heard anything bad about him at club level? But anytime he comes to the Black Stars there is an issue. Meaning there is a problem at the Black Stars. Sulley is the nicest guy in the Black Stars team right now”.
After being given an indefinite suspension, Muntari is currently in Italy preparing ahead of the Pre-Season training with AC Milan.
He has been an integral member of the Black Stars for the past 10 years and has represented Ghana in all three World Cups,2006, 2010 and 2014.