Sports News of Thursday, 31 January 2019
A veteran football administrator, Jonathan Abbey Pobi has insisted that Kevin-Prince Boateng is bigger than the Black Stars, adding that none of the current national team players can be compared to him.
Boateng, 31, is serving an indefinite suspension from the national team after he was shown the exit from the came of the Black Stars during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil alongside Sulley Muntari for misconduct.
Boateng is supposed to apologize to the country in order to be recalled to the Black Stars after he was indicted by government white paper following Dzamefe Commission’s report.
Despite football enthusiasts calling for the return of Boateng after completing his move to Barcelona, Coach Kwesi Appiah has publicly declared that Boateng must apologize to earn a recall back to the national team.
However, Mr Pobi insists the 31-year-old forward is bigger than the Black Stars by saying that none of the current national team players can be compared to him.
“I’ve already advised coach Kwesi Nyantakyi to focus on team building instead of focusing about Prince Boateng,” Mr Abbey Pobby told Kumasi-based Okese FM.
“Kevin misbehaved at the 2014 World Cup because his appearance fee of $10,000 was slashed by a management member of the Black Stars. His towel was stolen by someone at the camp.
“Kevin has decided not to play for the Black Stars again. He’s bigger than the national team. None of the current Black Stars players is better than Kevin,” he ended.