Kevin-Prince Boateng explains why he was dismissed from Ghana team


The World Cup did not bode well for the Ghanaian national team. Ghana ultimately finished at the bottom of the “Group of Death” after losing to Portugal 2-1 in their final group stage match, although they were without two of their best players.

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Prior to the game that sealed their fate and ended their World Cup, AC Milan’s Sulley Munatri and Shalke 04′s Kevin Prince Boateng were both dismissed from the team by head coach James Kwasi Appiah after continuous issues with team officials.

Now that their tournament is over, Boateng explained the dismissal from his side, claiming he was kicked off the team “for asking where the money went.”

“I was in a game between ranks and turned to Muntari, asking him if he was the referee. The Coach thought I was talking to him and that I’d said something offensive. At that point, he started insulting me in front of everyone, despite the fact both I and Sulley had tried to explain the situation. All the other players heard,” Boateng said, via Football Italia.

“I think Appiah had a problem with me and was only looking for a reason to send me away. To be honest, I was thrown out. Why did he send me away on Thursday if the incident in question happened the previous Sunday? I can’t explain it. If I’d really done something wrong, why not take action on Monday?

“I think it is really because I met with the President of the GFA for 20 minutes and asked where the money from FIFA had gone. Everyone seems to think we live the high life. Obviously we are honored to play for the National team, but the way we travel and our hotels… I don’t think they’re spending money for our journeys.”

During the World Cup, the Ghana team demanded $3 million in cash to pay for their services, and was obliged by their country who sent a plane full of cash to the team.

If what Boateng says is true, it will be interesting to see the fallout and what happens with Appiah moving forward.