Nyantakyi fires Muntari over ‘needless attack’ on GFA official

Kwesi Nyantakyi, former GFA President

Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has described Sulley Muntari’s physical assault of Moses Armah Parker during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as ‘unwarranted and needless.’

According to him, the former Black Stars midfielder’s decision to attack the then-management member of the senior national team embarrassed the team on the biggest stage.

“Muntari and Kevin were not kicked out of camp for technical reasons; they were kicked out of camp on disciplinary grounds,” Nyantakyi said in a Joy Sports’ Prime Take interview.

“A fight broke out and I remember begging Sulley to stop, but he wouldn’t listen to me,” he recalled.

“The fight was uncalled for and the fight was unwarranted; it was needless.

“The embarrassment that it brought to the whole team was just unbearable so that was the best decision to take at that time,” he stated.

Nyantakyi, who led Ghana to three World Cups, revealed he has begged twice for Sulley to be taken to the 2010 Mundial in South Africa because players sometimes have to be managed, but this one escalated.

“On many occasions, there have been times players have done certain things that we have forgiven them or overlooked them, but this was something we could not overlook,” he said.

Muntari recently apologised to Parker for the embarrassment he caused him and his family eight years ago.