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Sulley Muntari announces retirement from professional football



At the age of 38, former Inter Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has confirmed his retirement from the active football.

Muntari, who played for the Black Stars on 80 occasions and scored 20 goals, has been without a club since leaving Hearts of Oak of the Ghana Premier League in the summer.

He started his playing career with the local team Liberty Professionals before moving on to the Serie A team Udinese, where he spent five years.

The 2010 champion of the Champions League also played for Sunderland and Portsmouth in the English Premier League.

“I just did a few months with the local side [Hearts of Oak]. My son wanted me to play. I didn’t play for almost three years, then my son decided to ask me to go and play. I did that, but now I’m done,” Muntari said to Sky Sports on Monday.

Between 2002 and 2014, Muntari played for Ghana and was essential to the nation’s qualification for the World Cups in Germany (2006), South Africa (2010), and Brazil (2014)

What the former Sunderland player will do after hanging up his boots is unknown. He is presently in the Black Stars’ camp at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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