The chair of the Ghana FA technical committee wants the three midfielders to be banned from the Black Stars for going overboard during the World Cup
A former Ghana FA boss Ben Koufie feels midfielders Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng do not deserve a Black Stars return.
The trio allegedly misconducted themselves in camp that partly scuppered Ghana’s campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Coach Kwesi Appiah had to send Muntari and Boateng home over a physical assault on an official and altercation respectively.
Essien is reported to have refused to warm-up prior to Ghana’s third group game against Portugal.
Koufie told the Graphic Sports that the trio set bad examples with their “appalling” behaviour and must not be entertained in the Black Stars.
“What they did was appalling. They carried things too far and I would not have tolerated it at all,” he said. “If I were the coach, I would definitely forget about them.”
He added: “Players are not supposed to think they are better than the coach. They shouldn’t forget the coach who is in charge of the team has also played before.”
“I don’t understand why Essien refused to warm-up. In that case, why did he go to Brazil?
“As for Muntari, I don’t know what came over him to do what he did,” the former FA boss said.