Ghana legend Sulley Ali Muntari is expecting youngsters among the Black Stars team to reach the very top of their football careers.
The former Ghana star says he would like to see the team held together after the disappointing 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
“I can’t wait to see these kids progress not now, in future. Like hold them together, I am one but, of course, I am going to talk to the management, coaches and probably the President, you don’t dismantle this team”
“Whatever happens here, you still hold these kids because they are very young. You don’t change most of them, just a little maybe one or two then you just polish them.”
“Let’s say 8-9 players should be the base for the future of the national team. Eight players should be like the foundation of the Black Stars” he said.
A 2-0 win for Uruguay in their Group H decider with Ghana prevented the Black Stars from enacting any sort of revenge for their quarter-final loss at the 2010 World Cup, but this pulsating victory for La Celeste at the 2022 edition came with a heavy price.
South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana late on, meaning they’ll progress to the last 16, and send both of these sides home despite Uruguay’s victory.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by Luis Suarez’s handball right at the end of extra-time in their 2010 knockout match. Asamoah Gyan’s miss proved fatal for Ghana 12 years ago, but captain Andre Ayew, the only remaining player from the 2010 squad, couldn’t avenge.