There are mixed reactions over the absence of Inter’s Sulley Muntari in the Ghana squad for Angola 2010…Football fans in Ghana are divided over Coach Milovan Rajevac’s decision to drop Inter’s Sulley Muntari.
The forward was axed from the 23-man squad for Angola 2010 for allegedly absenting himself without permission ahead of an international friendly.
His other colleagues – Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan – apologized for their misdemeanor and were fined and pardoned, but Muntari failed to comply.
"Muntari should know that he is not above the laws of football. It takes a disciplined player to be in a discipline team. Ghana is bigger than him and he must learn to say ‘I’m sorry’ when he goes wrong," Isaac Pobie, a 23-year-old student journalist told Goal.com.
"It is not good for his career and the earlier he realizes that the better before he blights his own future. It’s sad he is not part of the squad to Angola 2010 but it serves him right and the rest of the team, especially the young ones."
However, an avid supporter of the Black Stars, Sly, has called for the inclusion of the midfielder for the 27th edition of the continent’s biggest tournament.
"I do not support any indiscipline in any form because football thrives on discipline.
"The action taken of Muntari has punished him enough and has sent the message to him and all players that this will not be condoned.
"The fact is we need all our best players for the tournament because we want to go to Angola to win the tournament.
"Muntari has apologized, let's accept it and take him to the tournament. We want our best players there," he said in a Ghanasoccernet.com report.
But Grace Ankrah, a trader, feels otherwise. He argued, "We must not spare the rod to spoil the child. I hear he has apologized but it was too late. He needs it to serve as a determent for the others.
"Indiscipline is gradually crawling into the team and if care is not taken it would affect the general output of the Black Stars in Angola."
Ghana is placed in a group of death with Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo.
K.N.S Mensah, Goal.com