SULLEY MUNTARI BANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA

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Sulley holding a player neck

Sulley Muntari’s dirty disciplinary record
reared its ugly head in Saudi Arabia with the
controversial Ghanaian midfielder getting a
two-match ban and slapped with a fine for
physically attacking an opponent during a
match.
This comes just under two years after the
Ghana star physically attacked a Ghana FA
official for no apparent reason at the 2014
World Cup in Brazil during a meeting.
The Al Ittihad player was handed the stiff
punishment for the shocking attack on his
opponent in their match against Al Wahda.
Angry Saudi Arabia football federation officials
were scandalized by the attack by the Ghanaian
player on his opponent in the Saudi Champions
Cup last 16 clash on Tuesday night.
Swift action by the Disciplinary Committee of
the Saudi football authorities means the
Ghanaian will be banned for two matches while
paying a huge fine for his conduct which
played out of live television throughout the
Arab Region.
Muntari will Saturday’s league match against Al
Wahda and the Saudi Champions Cup quarter-
final against Al Hazm.
Muntari was involved in a melee with a Wahda
player and was yellow-carded on 16 minutes
and lasted the entire duration.
But video evidence showed he assaulted his
marker and had retrospective punishment after
he was left unpunished by referee by
Mohammed Al Qarni.
He was shown to have hit the player knocking
the Al Wahda star to the ground which drew
widespread condemnation.
Muntari is a player surrounded with
controversies throughout his career which was
highlighted by the incident in Brazil that
scandalized him.
He was sacked from the Ghana World Cup
team for his conduct during the competition
for physically attacking Moses Armah.

source : ghanasoccernet.com

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