Muntari reprimanded by Ghana
Midfielder avoids being sent home following bust-up
Last Updated: June 21, 2010 6:10pm
Muntari: Involved in bust-up
Midfielder Sulley Muntari has been reprimanded by the Ghana FA but has not been sent home from the World Cup.
The Black Stars ace reacted angrily after his side's 1-1 draw with Australia on Saturday and had a bust-up with Ghana's Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac.
He has had a number of run-ins during his international career, and earlier this year was left out of the squad for the African Cup of Nations having missed two meetings with the coach.
However, reports that he had been sent home from the squad have been dismissed by the Ghanaian authorities, in a statement on their website.
It said: "The Ghana Football Association confirms that player Sulley Muntari is still a member of the Black Stars team at the World Cup in South Africa.
"We wish to state that Sulley Muntari reacted angrily and in a manner that was offensive to the team's Code of Conduct in the aftermath of Ghana's game against Australia on the 19th June 2010 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.
"He was accordingly reprimanded for his behaviour with the player explaining that, his actions were borne out of his frustration by the team's inability to record a win.
"Sulley has since recognised his misconduct and apologised to the Management, technical team and playing body of the Black Stars.
"The player has also reiterated his commitment and loyalty to the team and his readiness to play and give off his utmost best to the team."
Ghana are in a strong position in Group D and have an excellent chance to progress when they take on Germany on Wednesday.