Sulley Muntari has announced his retirement from playing active football at the age of thirty-eight (38).
The former Ghana international midfielder hangs his boot following a final spell at Accra Hearts of Oak.
“I just did a few months with the local side. My son wanted me to play. I didn’t play for almost three (3) years, then my son decided to ask me to go and play. I did that,” he told Sky Sports.
This brings to an end a beautiful career of over two decades laden with laurels.
He played for Liberty Professionals, before joining Italian Serie A side Udinese in 2001.
Sulley Muntari joined Portsmouth before heading to Inter Milan, AC Milan, Ittihad FC, Pescara, Deportivo La Coruna, Albacete, in that order, before ending at the Ghana Premier League side.
He won his first cap for the Ghana National men’s team in a friendly game against Slovenia on 17th May 2002. He also played at the FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010, and 2014 in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively.