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Kevin-Prince Boateng reveals why he was sacked from Black Stars camp in 2014 World Cup

Kevin-Prince Boateng reveals why he was sacked from Black Stars camp in 2014 World Cup

Former Ghana international, Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed the reason behind his sacking from the Black Stars camp during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Boateng, along with Sulley Muntari, was ejected from the Black Stars camp after an altercation with a Ghana Football Association official over what he perceived as mistreatment of the players.

The heated argument was on the eve before the Black Stars final group stage game against Portugal.

According to Boateng, the altercation did not sit down well with the GFA official which led to their sacking from the Black Stars camp.

“I got kicked out from the national team and Schalke in the same season,” Boateng recalled. “We had a meeting, and I criticized them, and I said, ‘they can’t treat us like that’ because we know how much they make, and they should invest in the organization [and] give the players the money they deserved”, he said during an interview on Vibe with Five.

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“They didn’t like that, and they kicked me out,” he continued, adding that he received a letter under his door at 6 in the morning on the day of the crucial match against Portugal. The letter instructed him to leave the team hotel within 15 minutes and surrender his cards, officially terminating his participation in the tournament.

The former FC Barcelona forward claimed that despite his actions in favor of the team’s interest, his teammates did not show support.

He said, “No one [spoke]. I wasn’t fighting for myself. I was fighting for the team. I saw them while going out with my luggage, and it was the worst moment. I said to [Muntari], the real team will say ‘we are all not playing.”

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