- Sulley Muntari has paid a visit to the current Black Stars team ahead of their game against Portugal in Qatar
- The 2010 UEFA Champions League winner will be missing the World Cup as a player for the first time
- Muntari featured in three FIFA World Cups for Ghana from 2006 in Germany to the 2014 edition in Brazil
Former Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has paid a visit to the Black Stars team, ahead of their opening Group H game against Portugal on Thursday.
The 37-year-old, who has not played for the Black Stars since 2014, was in camp to inspire the players ahead of tonight's game.
In photos posted on social media, the former Inter Milan star is seen interacting with the players as they prepare to face Portugal.
Muntari is a World Cup veteran, having featured in three tournaments and scoring two goals at the global showpiece.
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The ex-AC Milan star netted Ghana's goal in the controversial game against Uruguay in South Africa twelve years ago.
However, his last game for the team was against Germany in 2014. Muntari was sacked from camp after a brawl between him and former management member of the Black Stars, Moses Parker.
Sulley Muntari meets Moses Parker
The two were involved in a feisty scuffle during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, leading to the sacking of Muntari from camp after the Germany game.
The former Inter Milan player admitted to being remorseful in a recent interview, stating he has been looking for an opportunity to apologise to the Medeama SC boss.
Stay focused: Muntari advises Ghana
Former Black Stars midfielder Muntari told the current team to work hard and luck will present itself, ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Ghana Football Association has been on a praying spree for the Black Stars, in hopes the team excels at the World Cup in Qatar.
However, the 38-year-old believes the team can only succeed if they work hard and keep their eyes on the prize.