Former Ghana Defender John Painstil Praises Hearts of Oak's Signing of Sulley Muntari

Former Ghana Defender John Painstil Praises Hearts of Oak's Signing of Sulley Muntari

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • John Painstil believes Hearts of Oak's signing of former teammate Sulley Muntari is a huge plus for the club
  • The former Ghana defender is confident Sulley Muntari will excel at Accra Hearts of Oak despite returning to football after two years
  • The former Inter Milan and AC Milan star joined Hearts of Oak on a one-year deal after last playing for Albacete in Spain

John Painstil has lauded Ghana Premier League champions, Hearts of Oak, for signing former teammate Sulley Muntari in the transfer window.

Sulley Muntari joined the Phobians on a one-year deal after ending his two-year stay at home without a club.

In an interview with Joy Sports, the former Leicester City right-back stated Muntari's experience will be valuable to the young players.

Sulley Muntari and John Painstil in action. SOURCE: @ghanafaofficial @FulhamFC
Former Ghana defender backs Sulley Muntari's GPL return. SOURCE: @ghanafaofficial @FulhamFC
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“I have confidence in Muntari coming in to play for Hearts. It’s amazing I wish him all the best and I can’t wait to see him on the field,” Paintsil said.
“All the Hearts of Oak players will look up to him and they’ll be expecting his leadership quality that will help them and of course, he is going to be at his teammates.
“Muntari is a leader and he is someone who doesn’t like defeat and the Hearts players have to understand that sometimes when they see him shouting and pushing them, they shouldn’t take it to heart."

Sulley Muntari joins Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian football giants, Hearts of Oak, have announced the signing of former AC Milan and Inter Milan star, Sulley Aliu Muntari.

The legendary Ghanaian midfielder penned a one-year deal with the 2000 CAF Champions League winners.

In a lovely video to announce his arrival, the Phobians went back to pick one of his best goals which came in the game against Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup.

Stephen Appiah welcomes Sulley Muntari

Stephen Appiah, the first captain to lead Ghana to the World Cup, has sent a welcoming message to former Black Stars teammate Sulley Muntari after he joined Hearts of Oak.

The ex-Juventus star is delighted to see the powerful midfielder join his former team, which he describes as the greatest club in the world.

Appiah took to Twitter to express his joy as well as congratulate Sulley Muntari for his decision to return to the Ghana Premier League.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.