Rajevac confirms Sulley apology

14 years ago

Milovan Rajevac says all issues with Sulley Muntari has been sorted out as the Serbian prepares to welcome back his experienced players in the run up to the 2010 World Cup.

The Inter Milan player was left out of the Ghana squad for the African Nations Cup due to disciplinary reasons and his failure to meet the coach in Milan to clarify issues.

However the Black Stars coach the midfielder has apologized for his actions and would be available for selection alongside other players who missed the continental competition through injury when the team for the World Cup finals in South Africa is announced.

“I was in Milan for two days to talk to Muntari and also [Mario] Balotelli. I also needed him [Muntari] to help with Balotelli because they are in the same side. I called and sent him messages but he was not responding. He didn’t get back to me and the decision to leave him out was taken. I spoke to the other players – Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan - who missed the Angola friendly game and asked them if they wanted to play in the Nations Cup and they all said yes.

“That was all I wanted to discuss with Muntari. Maybe there was a miscommunication. After that he called to apologise and we have sorted everything out.

“He’s an option that we have and that’s good for the team,” Rajevac told a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday.

The Ghana coach also hinted that he needs his best team for the World Cup.

"We would need all players for the World Cup,” he said.

“For such a competition, you need players with experience and we can find that in John Mensah, John Paintsil, Kingston, Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari. There are others too.

“They are very important players for the World Cup but it depends on them. I also require players who are willing to give off their best for Ghana", Rajevac said.