Former Black Stars Player Sulley Muntari has announced his retirement from professional football at the age 38.
His announcement comes after he ended his stay with Ghana Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak in the summer.
Having paid his dues in the game, the robust midfielder says it was time to hang his boot after an illustrious 20-year career.
“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,” Sulley Muntari told Sky Sports on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Muntari represented Ghana between 2002 to 2014 and was a key member of the squad that qualified the nation for three consecutive World Cups; Germany (2006), South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014).
Having played for Gahana from 2002 to 2014, he played 80 times for the Black Stars and scored 20 goals.
He began his career in Ghana with Liberty Professionals before joining Serie A club, Udinese where he spent five years until switching camp to the English Premier League for Portsmouth.
He also played for Sunderland, Pescara, Deportivo La Coruna, Albacete, Al-Ittihad, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
He is famously remembered for his role in Inter Milan’s 2010 UEFA Champions League winning team spearheaded by Jose Mourinho.