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Boateng, Muntari given qualifiers axe

Ghana have omitted Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari from African Nations Cup qualifiers after Brazil bust-up

Last updated: 21 Aug 2014 11:05
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Boateng (9) and Muntari (11) were suspended from the national squad in the World Cup [REUTERS]

Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari, who were sent home from the World Cup in disgrace, have been dropped from the Ghana squad for next month's African Nations Cup qualifiers.

Also out is Michael Essien, who made a rare public outburst after the tournament at his lack of playing time in Brazil and then quickly apologised, as well as midfielder Albert Adomah and goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah recalled Leicester City's Jeffery Schlupp and David Accam, who plays in Sweden, after the pair were cut from the final squad for the World Cup finals.

The Blacks Stars play Uganda on September 5 in Kumasi and away in neighbouring Togo five days later.

German-born Boateng was sent home ahead of Ghana's last group game in Brazil against Portugal after allegedly swearing at Appiah, a charge he denied.

Muntari punched a GFA official in a heated argument over bonus payments.

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