Ghana and AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng claims issues relating to unpaid bonuses led to his expulsion from the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
The 28-year-old was given the boot by head coach Kwesi Appiah alongside Sulley Ali Muntari prior to Ghana’s last group game against Portugal.
The Black Stars needed a win to push for qualification to the round of 16 amid suspicions of a ‘player revolt’ ‘being masterminded’ by the two players within the team’s camp.
“To be honest I was thrown out. I think it is really because I met with the President of the Ghana FA for 20 minutes and asked where the money from Fifa had gone,” Boateng told Sky Italia.
Coach Appiah, now with Sudanese club Al Khartoum, had accused Boateng of verbal assaults which the Milan player refutes as mere pretext.
“I think Appiah had a problem with me and was only looking for a reason to send me away. To be honest [that was why] I was thrown out,” Boateng said.
Boateng and Muntari are still facing an indefinite suspension from Ghana national team. None of the duo has tendered an apology to the FA which is one of the conditions for their reintegration.
Boateng also participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He has been capped 15 times, scoring two goals for Ghana.
Sports5050 understands that he deleted his affiliation with Ghana on his official Twitter handle earlier this week, fuelling reports he may never return to the outfit.
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