Ghana axe Boateng, Muntari

The timing of the suspensions couldn’t have come at a worse time for the African side.

Ghana midfielders Sulley Ali Muntari (L) and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been suspended from the Ghanaian World Cup squad. Picture:

CAPE TOWN - Footballers Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Ali Muntari have both been suspended from the Ghana World Cup squad with immediate effect.

The decision was made by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the recommendation of Coach Kwesi Appiah.

Boateng, a midfielder with FC Schalke 04, verbally insulted Appiah during a training session in Maceio this week.

After showing no remorse for his actions, his playing accreditation for the tournament was removed.

AC Milan midfielder Muntari was involved in an unprovoked physical attack on Moses Armah, an executive committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars.

Muntari allegedly slapped Armah during a heated argument during a meeting on Tuesday.

His playing accreditation for the tournament was also revoked.

The timing could not have been any worse for the Ghanaian side, who take on Portugal in a crunch World Cup Group G clash on Thursday evening.

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