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The Pescara midfielder has hailed the leadership qualities of both players, but sees Appiah as “way ahead”
Ghana international Sulley Muntari believes Stephen Appiah’s leadership qualities are unmatched, insisting he is a better leader than current Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan.
Both players have played influential roles for the Black Stars in the last decade, helping to qualify the team to successive tournaments.
Appiah captained Ghana to two successive World Cups in 2006 and 2010 before retiring from international football. The captaincy was subsequently handed over to Gyan who has skippered the Black Stars since.
Muntari has played with both Gyan and Appiah in the Black Stars setup, with the trio forming part of Ghana’s golden generation.
However, the 31-year-old believes Appiah is a better leader than Gyan.
“Stephen by far [is the better leader],” Muntari said in an interview with Bola Ray on Starr FM.
“Because Asamoah [Gyan] is just a young one, Stephen [Appiah] had been there for so long, he made the Black Stars, Black Stars.”
“He [Appiah] was amazing on the pitch and off the pitch; he made sure that we were comfortable around him. He was an amazing leader. Asamoah is doing his best, but Appiah is way ahead.”
Muntari has not featured for the Black Stars since 2014 after being suspended for his role in a spat with FA officials at the World Cup in Brazil.
However, the former AC Milan midfielder confirmed that he would relish donning the national team jersey once again, insisting he “misses the Black Stars”.
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