Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari has reportedly pleaded with Ghana Football Association (GFA) to give him a chance to represent the Black Stars at the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, www.aclsports.com reports.
Muntari was disgraced out of the Ghanaian side during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and has since not played for the side. In a surprise twist however, head of the GFA Normalisation Committee Kofi Amoah has revealed that the 34-year old called him up to plead for a chance to represent Ghana once more.
“I had a call from Sulley Muntari and the way he was talking with passion I couldn’t believe it,” Amoah told Metro TV on Thursday night.
“He (Muntari) said, if coach Kwesi Appiah would only play him for 15 minutes, he will be grateful and accept it. This is a player who was clubless but now playing regularly but I think the final decision is in the hands of the coach,” he added.
*I had a call from Sulley Muntari and the way he was talking with passion I couldn't believe it. He said if Coach Kwesi Appiah will only play him for 15 minutes, he will be grateful and accept it. pic.twitter.com/wgrMVbpu9G
— De-Graft Äyälä (@deGraftAyala) May 10, 2019
Muntari, a former AC and Inter Milan midfielder has played only seventy minutes of football this season after he joined Spanish Segunda Division side Albacete on a free transfer in January.
It remains to be seen if Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah will name the former English FA Cup winner in his provisional squad for the tournament expected to be released this weekend.