Former Black Stars player Kenin-Prince Boateng has revealed the reason for which he was sacked from the senior national team in 2014.
In an interview on “Vibe with FIVE”, the former Ghana midfielder and forward revealed that, the reason for which he was sacked from the senior national team was that he criticized the then GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi and the leadership of the team over payment and the organization of the team.
Responding to the question, “So why did you get kicked out from Ghana?”, Kevin-Prince Boateng said, “Because I spoke with the president and about organization, so I criticized them… Like we had a meeting and I criticized them.
I said you can’t treat us like that, because we know how much money they make so they should invest in organization and give the players the money they deserve. So, they didn’t like that and they kicked me out.”, he explained.
Recounting how he was kicked out, Kevin explained that, he received a knock on his hotel room’s door around 6am and when he went to check, there was a letter which will later be realized as the letter communicating his dismissal from the team under his door.
He went on to explain that, because he was still sleepy, he put it somewhere and went to bed, only to receive a call from a journalist friend of his in Germany, asking him what was going on and why he was sacked.
In the beginning, he contended and said it was not true but his attention was drawn to the letter and he told the journalist he would call back later.
The player said, it was when he opened the letter that he realized he had been dismissed from the Black Stars team and had been given fifteen minutes to leave the hotel where the team was camping and leave the keys at the reception.
Another interesting twist to the story was the fact that, he went to inform Sulley Muntari because they both criticized the FA leadership at the meeting and when he knocked on his door and called out his name, Muntari responded “Me too.”