Sulley Muntari is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. He currently plays for Saudi Arabian club Ittihad FC.
Muntari is one of Ghana’s brightest players and a member of the squad that qualified Ghana to its first ever World Cup.
Muntari during his top playing days was involved in a host of controversial angry reactions and was sometimes tagged the “bad boy” of Ghana football.
He was suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars after the Brazil 2014 World Cup over a misconduct.
In a meeting between the Black Stars management committee and senior players in the team ahead of Ghana’s final group game against Portugal in Brazil, Muntari got into an exchange of words with management member Moses Armah and he hit Armah with punches and the Medeama President hit the player back as well.
Muntari then went up to Armah’s hotel room and destroyed some of Armah’s personal effects.
Two year down the lane, he writes an apology to the Ghana Football Association. “I write to express my sincere apology to the Ghana Football Association and the entire nation for any embarrassment that my action in Brazil brought to the Black Stars Team, the Ghana Football Association and my beloved country Ghana,” Muntari said in a letter Tuesday.
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1. During his time with Inter Millan, he helped the team win the Champions League in 2009–10 and the Serie A title in 2008–09 and 2009–10. He is among the few Ghanaian footballers who have the Champions League.
2. At the age of 16 he was a member of the Ghana under-20 team that finished runners-up at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina.
3. Muntari owns a garage in Milan that contains a range of expensive cars. His fleet of cars includes six-wheeled Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6x6 - that cost around $900, 000 at the time of purchase.
4. He is married to Ghanaian businesswoman Menaye Donkor with a son
5. A ball boy once rejected his jersey - After scoring the winner at Chievo in 2012, AC Milan’s Sulley decided to present his shirt to a ball boy as he left the pitch, but the ball boy refused it.