Sunday Jun 25, 2017. 15:30
Experienced midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari has stated that he is ready for a recall to the Ghana national team if given chance.
Speaking to the AfricanFootball.com at the Serena International Conference Centre on Friday
, the Pescara FC player hinted that he has spoken to the new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah.
“I spoke to him last week on many things to do with Ghana football and not necessarily return to the team,” stated Muntari.
Muntari is accompanying Japan and AC Milan player Keisuke Honda on a humanitarian mission in Uganda under the UN. Honda who is a good friend to Muntari is a UN Global Advocate for Youth across the world.
“It is always special to play for the national team and if given another chance I would be very greateful because I always want to serve my country. If the coach wants me I will pack my bags and go play for the team,” he added.
Ghana made a winning start with a 5-0 humbling of Ethiopia early this month in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier s. But they are third in the 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with only one point from two games played. The group has Egypt leading with a 100% win and have six points, while Uganda are second with four points and Congo Brazzaville are bottom with no point.
Speaking about Honda, Muntari hailed the special work ethic of the Japanese International and the high level of professionalism which many youngsters should emulate. He also said he is determined to keep fighting racism.
This season Muntari was booked in the game against Cagliari after he reported the abuse to the referee. He was sent off after walking off the pitch in protest at the yellow card. He was later suspended, but the Italian Football Federation overturned the suspension.