By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports writer, Kick442.com-Cameroon
Former Ghana Blacks Stars and AC Milan attacking midfielder, Sulley Muntari has reportedly joint Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak.
According to Ghanaian state broadcaster, GTV Sports, the 37-year-old put pen on paper for the club late this week with the club expected to release an official statement on the deal in the days ahead.
Sulley Muntari’s return to Ghana is the biggest home return by renowned Ghanaian players. The Black Stars all-time lead scorer Asamoah Gyan signed for Ghana Premier League outfit, Liberty Professionals in 2019.
The midfielder is expected to help Accra Hearts of Oak successfully defend the Ghana Premier League title the side won during the 2020/2021 season.
Accra Hearts of Oak stands out as one of the most decorated clubs in Africa. The team tallies 21 Ghana Premier League titles, a CAF Confederations Cup title won in 2004 and a CAF Champions League title grabbed in the year 2000.
The team has won multiple cup titles in Ghana and several ceremonial crowns to their credit.
Muntari who last played for Spanish amateur side, Albacete, began his playing career with Liberty Professionals in the year 2000 before moving to Europe where he played for Udinese Calcio between 2002 and 2007.
He later on represented several other European clubs including Italian powerhouses, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
The physically gifted midfielder won numerous titles with several clubs across Europe including Inter Milan with whom he won the UEFA Champions League and the Club World Cup title in the year 2010. He also won two league titles for the club between 2008 and 2010.
Muntari had 84 appearances for Ghana senior men’s national football team, the Black Stars, scoring 20 goals.
He was a key member of Ghana’s historic run during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Ghana where the Black Stars of Ghana become the third African country to reach the last eight of the planetary event.
The former AC Milan is one of only three African players to have scored in the quarterfinals of a FIFA World Cup tournament. A record he shares with Cameroon’s Emmanuel Kunde and Benjamin Ekeke who scored against England in the quarterfinals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.
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