Lee Addy: Sulley Muntari epitomize kindness, says former Ghana defender


Former Ghanaian defender Lee Addy reminisced about his time playing alongside Sulley Muntari for the Black Stars, praising him as one of the most compassionate teammates he had encountered. Addy, who represented Ghana from 2009 to 2012, including appearances in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup, expressed his admiration for Muntari despite rumors of the midfielder’s alleged temper issues.

Reflecting on his interactions with Muntari, Addy recounted a poignant moment when Muntari emphasized the importance of supporting each other within the team. “Sulley Muntari said something I won’t forget,” Addy recalled in an interview with Ernest Brew Smith, as reported by Ghanaweb. “He mentioned that Kuffour was the one who fought for us, so now it’s his turn to fight for us.”

Describing Muntari as inherently kind-hearted, Addy shared anecdotes of Muntari’s selflessness both on and off the field. “Sulley is one of the kindest individuals,” he remarked. “He is always ready to stand up for us.” Addy further revealed that during a recent encounter with Muntari, the midfielder had expressed genuine interest in his post-football endeavors, offering advice on potential career paths. “The last time I met him, he inquired about my current business ventures,” Addy recalled. “He advised me to either pursue a coaching course or start any business of my choosing.”

Meanwhile, addressing controversies surrounding Muntari’s conduct during the 2014 World Cup, former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan refuted claims that Muntari had physically assaulted anyone during the tournament. Ghana’s campaign in Brazil was marred by various issues, including disputes over unpaid bonuses and internal conflicts within the team. Amidst rumors of altercations involving Muntari and football officials, Gyan clarified, “Sulley Muntari didn’t slap anyone. I was there and all I can say is that he didn’t slap anyone.” Gyan declined to delve into specifics but stood firm in his assertion that Muntari’s actions had been misrepresented.

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