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AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Should Invited Muntari & KP Boateng If ... - Odartey Lamptey

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Should Invited Muntari & KP Boateng If ... - Odartey Lamptey

Nii Odartey Lamptey has jumped in the public debate over whether Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng should make the Black Stars squad for AFCON 2019.

After Chairman for the Normalization Committee, Dr Kofi Amoah revealed that the two- especially Sulley Muntari have reached out to him insisting he wants to be a part of the Black Stars, there has been a huge debate in the public.

Nii Odartey Lamptey, who played for the Black Stars between 1991-96, says the experience of both players will be needed at the tournament but says he would have sent Muntari to the competition if he was in charge.

"I shouldn't decide but as I always say, you can't buy experience. Experience is important," he told Muftawu Nabila Abdulai. "But if Kwesi Appiah and his technical team believe they will help the team, why not? They should be able to invite them, but if anything happens they will be held responsible."

The 1991 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner and Aston Villa stars adds he will pick Sulley Muntari on any day because of what he is made of. According to Lamptey, the Albacete midfielder has proven himself whenever he is invited to the national team despite playing only 37 games in 5 years.

"Somebody like Sulley, you can't take anything away from him but with Kevin, I have seen him play only once for the national team when we went to the World Cup. But with Sulley, yes I can give him that opportunity."