Rio de Janeiro - Ghana stars Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have both been
indefinitely suspended from their national team for disciplinary
reasons, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said on Thursday.
Kevin-Prince Boateng (AFP)
Milan midfielder Muntari, 29, is accused of attacking a member of the
management team Moses Armah, while Schalke 04 midfielder Boateng, 27, is
said to have verbally abused national team coach Kwesi Appiah, the GFA
said on its website.
Both have had their World Cup accreditations withdrawn.
to Muntari, the GFA said: "The decision was taken in the wake of his
unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA
and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr. Moses Armah on Tuesday
24th June, 2014 during a meeting."
A similar statement explained the measure taken against Boateng.
decision was taken following Boateng's vulgar verbal insults targeted
at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team's training session in Maceio this
week," said the GFA statement.
"Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions which has resulted in the decision."
In both cases the GFA said the decisions were taken with immediate effect.
Ghana are due to play Portugal in Brasilia at 18:00.
need to win and hope there is a winner in the other Group G match
between Germany and the USA in Recife at the same time to stand any
chance of making the knock-out rounds.
Muntari started both
Ghana's games so far in the competition while Boateng came on as a
substitute against the United States before then being a starter, who
was replaced, in the second match against Germany.