In an interview with seasoned sports writer Kwabena Yeboah, Sulley Muntari claimed that Ghanaian athletes who were born overseas changing allegiance to play for Ghana is nothing new as it had occurred during his time.
The former Black Stars midfielder thinks that some of them may regret switching sides if they came specifically for the World Cup because they might not be selected for Qatar 2022.
Sulley Muntari said “When we were playing, a few players came in to play for the Black Stars. Prince, Owusu Abayie, Adomah, and Kwarasey all came in. It’s good that Williams and the others have decided to play for the team.”
Speaking in an interview on an Accra-Based TV channel, Sulley Muntari said “But it is not good for you to switch your nationality because you want to play in the World Cup. The thing is that Ghana is different and the same can be said about the Black Stars. So you can switch and come in and re-switch and go back because you might not go to the World Cup.”
Inaki Williams completed his citizenship change from Spain to Ghana on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and stated on Twitter that he is now willing to play for the Black Stars.
After devoting their national team careers to Ghana, Tariq Lamptey, Mohammed Salisu, Stephan Ambrosius, Patrick Pfeffer, and Ransford Yeboah are also eligible for selection.