The Accra Hearts of Oak have denied that they have signed former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari, describing the report as untrue rumours.
According to a Management member of the club , who wishes to remain anonymous for now , Accra Hearts of Oak has not been in touch with Sulley Muntari , the former AC Milan and Inter midfielder , and is rather shocked that anyone will suggest that Sulley Muntari has joined Hearts of Oak on a two year deal.
The source said “A journalist was chatting with me on WhatsApp and asked me if we were done with the Sulley deal and I responded yes because in my mind he was talking about our new signing called Nuru Sulley. I think the journalist mistook that for Sulley Muntari and that is how come the story got out. But I can tell you on authority that we have not signed Sulley Muntari. It is not true”.
On Friday afternoon, rumours making rounds were rife that Sulley Muntari had joined former League champions Hearts of Oak ahead of the start of the second round of the Ghana Premier League.
The false report made some sense because of an admission by Sulley Muntari sometime back that he is an avid Hearts of Oak admirer and fan. In the past he even trained with the Phobians and actually played a friendly game for them at the Legon Park a little over a year ago.
Sulley Muntari has been in Ghana for some time now and has been on several occasions spotted training with some Black Stars players at the Madina Astro turf facility.
Muntari has been without a club after ending his stay with Spanish lower tier side Albecete.
35-year old Sulley Muntari left Ghana as a teenager in 2002 to join Udinese before moving on to enjoy huge success in his career in Europe, where he played for the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan.
He won several trophies in Europe including club football’s biggest trophy, the UEFA Champions League.
Sulley Muntari was also a member of the Portsmouth team that won the FA Cup in 2008. He scored the important winner in the semi-final against Manchester United.
Meanwhile, the return of the Ghana Premier League is yet to be known after it was halted because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.