Hearts of Oak legend, Bernard Don Bortey in an interview with Wontumi FM/TV in Kumasi, has given his take on the recent rumours of Sulley Muntari leaving the club before the new season starts.
The 2010 UEFA Champions League winner joined the ‘Phobians’ in the second phase of last season after he had sidelined himself from professional football for almost three years.
His inclusion into the Hearts of Oak set up was really enjoyed by most football fans in the country. He wasn’t as active as he use to be in his heir days but his exquisite ball distribution abilities were still unquestionable.
His stellar display powered the 2000 African champions to the FA and the President’s Cup and was also campaigned hugely by Ghanaians to be included in the Black Stars squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers playoffs against Nigeria in March this year.
However, the ex- Inter Milan midfielder penned only six months in the capital and is yet to renew and reports indicate, there hasn’t been any official approach from Hearts of Oak to get him stay since the coach has informed the management he isn’t part of his plans anymore.
Now, Don Bortey believes coach Samuel Boadu has disrespected the former Black Stars player for not boldly telling him he wouldn’t need his service in the upcoming season. He said;
“Honestly I haven’t heard Sulley Muntari doesn’t want to continue. But if it is true, then is a big disrespect to the player.”
“If you believe you don’t like a player, don’t be scared, tell him in the face but don’t rather go and tell management he isn’t in your plans.”