Kevin Prince Boateng Breaks Silence Nine Years After Dismissal From Ghana Camp at the World Cup

Kevin Prince Boateng Breaks Silence Nine Years After Dismissal From Ghana Camp at the World Cup

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 9, 2023 at 8:09 AM
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  • Kevin-Prince Boateng has opened up on his World Cup dismissal
  • The former Ghana international was sacked from camp during the tournament in 2014
  • The Black Stars lost and exited the tournament at the group stage

Retired Ghanaian footballer, Kevin-Prince Boateng has finally disclosed why he was sacked from the Black Stars camp at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The 36-year-old was famously dismissed alongside teammate Sulley Muntari over disciplinary reasons.

However, Boateng claims he was asked to leave because he and Muntari protested against the treatment of players in the camp.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Ghana, World Cup
Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari playing for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup. Credit: @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter
"I got kicked out from the national team and Schalke in the same season," Boateng said on Vibe with FIVE.
"We had a meeting, and I criticised them, and I said, 'They can't treat us like that' because we know how much they make, and they should invest in the organisation [and] give the players the money they deserved."
"They didn't like that, and they kicked me out."

Boateng and Muntari received their dismissal letters on the morning of Ghana's final group game against Portugal.

Ghana lost the game 2-1 after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner, sending the four-time African champions out of the tournament in Brazil, as reported by the BBC.

Muntari called it quits last year while Boateng retired from football in 2023.

Kevin-Prince Boateng baptised in Germany

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Boateng proclaimed Jesus as his lord and saviour after getting baptised in his native Germany.

The 36-year-old affirmed his religious vows after going through the sacred act, taking a new step in his life.

Boateng took to social media to share the moment with his millions of followers on Instagram.

Boateng claims De Zerbi is best in the world

Boateng claims Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is the best coach in the world.

The 36-year-old worked with the Italian manager during his days at Sassuolo, and insists that De Zerbi's attention to detail helps players improve.

Boateng enjoyed one of the best moments of his career, at the age of 32, playing for De Zerbi.

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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.