Appiah endorses disciplinary decisions

9 years ago

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says team cohesion far outweighs individual talents as he backed the decision to expel two players from the World Cup squad.

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were expelled from the Black Stars camp, Thursday morning after been handed indefinite suspensions by the Ghana Football Association for misconduct.

Though the decision came hours before kick off of Ghana's final group game against Portugal, Appiah insist it was important to take that action.

"The decision to send two players home is to do with disciplinary issues. At this level you look at the team, not just one player," Appiah said after the game.

"Anything that will benefit the team, you have to look at that, and that resulted in the decision we took this morning. The letter issued was a suspension, if they are performing well they could be invited back to the national team. No coach would like to be in this situation. Every coach would love to focus on their games."

Ghana missed out of a place in the second round following a 2-1 defeat to Portugal Basilia.