AC Milan star midfielder Sulley Muntari has expressed his eager to return to international action for Ghana with Black Stars suspension still hanging around his neck.
Muntari, 30, is still serving a suspension placed on him by the Ghana Football Association during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil following a bloody brawl with a Black Stars management committee official.
“I honestly can’t wait to get back to the team. I miss my Ghana team mates and I want to really play my part in the qualifiers because I think I have something good to contribute to the success of the team,” he said.
The mercurial midfielder along with Schalke 04 star Kevin-Prince Boateng, Michael Essien and Adam Kwarasey were all left out of the Ghana squad for the 2015 AFCON qualifiers against Uganda and Togo and Muntari is eager to return.
I don’t think the team has done badly to deserve all the criticisms but in all I hope the fans will stay behind the team so together we can make the AFCON dream a reality.”
Though he was not in the Ghana squad for the double-header, Muntari travelled to Ghana to watch his team-mates and gave them his backing ahead of the home stalemate with Uganda.
Muntari and Boateng were sacked from the Ghana camp before the West Africans’ final group game against Portugal and indefinite bans were placed on them.
However, the fate of the pair are unknown as to whether they are likely to be called back into the team with sacked Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insisting he had no plans for Boateng during his tenure with the team.