Kevin-Prince Boateng blasts Ghana Football Association after being sent home from World Cup

Kevin-Prince-BoatengGhana made its third appearance in the World Cup this year and the team was hoping to build on an appearance in the quarterfinals in South African in 2010. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as the Black Stars were unable to make it out of the group stage, finishing a disappointing fourth in Group G.

When you add in that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sully Muntari were suspended indefinitely and sent home for separate incidents, it was a tournament to forget for Ghana.

While the team’s performance on the pitch was less than desirable, the organization of the Ghana Football Association leading up to (and during) the Word Cup apparently wasn’t much better.

During a recent interview, Boateng had harsh words for the association that centered around what he an teammates were put through.

“The GFA president visited me in Milan begging me to play for Ghana again. He gave me his word that we would have better travel, better organisation and preparation. He has not kept his word. In the end I was just still dissatisfied, he said via The Guardian.

“The flight from Miami to Brazil a week later took 12 hours and we sat and concentrated in economy class. The legs ached. It sounds strange for an average citizen, but for a competitive athlete that is a disgrace. The Ghana FA president sat in business class with his wife and two children. And then in Brazil, we finally had a charter flight but my luggage was lost. Two days without football boots – it was a disaster.”

“The association get so much money from sponsors and Fifa – it was certainly not used for hotels, flights, the team and the preparation.”

Boateng also mentioned how the squad didn’t have the characteristics of a team and that a few members were more worried about themselves.

During the World Cup, Ghanaian players voiced displeasure and reportedly refused to train over not receiving payment for appearance fees, which resulted in the Ghana Football Association sending $3 million cash to be divided among the players.

With everything that went on leading up to (and during) the World Cup, it’s not hard to see why the team wasn’t successful, despite having the talent to be.

Ghana’s Sulley Montari, Kevin-Prince Boateng suspended for Portugal match

Kevin-Prince-BoatengTwo Ghanian players have been suspended indefinitely and will not be allowed to play against Portugal on Thursday. Midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been sent home following separate alleged verbal and physical altercations with members of the organization.

The Ghana Football Association released a statement on Thursday announcing that Muntari has been indefinitely suspended in the wake of “his unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr. Moses Armah on Tuesday 24th June, 2014 during a meeting.” Ghana Sports Online shared more details of the alleged incident.

Muntari is alledged to have slapped a member of the Ghana National Team’s management committee by name Moses Armah and even chased with with broken bottles at the hotel over disagreements with appearance fees and other bonuses owed the players.

According to a separate statement from the GFA, Boateng has been suspended due to “vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session” earlier this week. Boateng publicly criticized Appiah after Ghana’s loss to the US and has reportedly had “several altercations” with the coach during World Cup training.

Turmoil has surrounded the Ghanian national team since the World Cup began. Earlier this week, Ghana had to send a plane full of cash to the players after they threatened to boycott their game against Portugal if they were not paid $3 million (as a team) in appearance fees. Appiah admitted the drama surrounding the team has taken its toll.

“Every coach wouldn’t love to be in this situation where players are requesting moneys, considering the fact you are playing in a very important game tomorrow,” Appiah said Wednesday, via the New York Times. “For the past two days have had no sleep. I could not close my eyes.”

The suspensions of Muntari and Boateng could be good news for the US. Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad automatically advances to the knockout stage with a win or draw, but can still advance via tiebreakers with a loss. If Portugal beats Ghana by a small margin and the US is not blown out by Germany, they should still hold the goal differential tiebreaker over Portugal.

H/T Deadspin

Kevin Prince Boateng kicks ball at fans and walks off field because of racist chants; match is canceled (Video)

Kevin-Prince-Boateng-leaves-fieldAC Milan star Kevin Prince Boateng walked off the field on Thursday in the middle of a match against fourth-division side Pro Patria after allegedly becoming fed up with racist chants from fans. Boateng angrily picked the ball up, kicked it toward the stands, took his jersey off and walked off the field.

According to The Independent, players from both sides tried to calm Boateng down before eventually joining him and walking off the pitch. Many of the fans in attendance applauded as the game was canceled. After the game, Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri expressed his disappointment over the incident and apologized to the fans who acted responsibly.

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Did too Much Sex with Melissa Satta Lead to Kevin-Prince Boateng’s Injury?

A.C. Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is out with a thigh injury sustained last weekend against Inter and is likely to miss four weeks. The Italian press and fans are giggling over a recent interview by his girlfriend and are wondering if too much sex has led to his injuries.

SI model Melissa Satta, who is dating Boateng, told Vanity Fair that she likes to have sex 7-10 times per week. She also told them her preferred sex position is on top.

Naturally it’s led to questions if all the sex has led to leg injuries for Boateng. After all, didn’t Lawrence Taylor used to send hookers to the rooms of opposing running backs before games to tire out their legs? And if sex led to an injury for Boateng, he wouldn’t be the first athlete we’ve covered who got hurt during sex.

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Kevin Prince Boateng Breaks Out Michael Jackson Dance (Video)

Over the last month or so, it has become pretty clear that Michael Jackson is an important figure in the world of professional soccer. Why? I really couldn’t tell you. First, we showed you this strange statue that was unveiled outside Fulham FC’s College Stadium, apparently because Fulman’s owner was friends with the King of Pop.  It didn’t stop there. When AC Milan won the Italian soccer title on Saturday, M.J. made his way into their celebration in a big way.  Check out the Kevin Prince Boateng Michael Jackson dance video, courtesy of Deadspin:

Does it make sense? Not really. Is it a tremendous Michael Jackson impersonation? I don’t think you can really argue that it isn’t. That moonwalk is pretty legit. Props to Boateng (I guess?).