Sulley Muntari turns down offer from Maritzburg United
Ghanaian international midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari has turned down an offer from South African league giants Maritzburg United.
Former AC Milan midfielder had earlier in a radio interview with journalist Robert Marawa, expressed his interest in playing in the South African Premiership.
Reports say his decision not to move to the KwaZulu-Natal based club is in favour of a possible move to join Kaizer Chiefs.
“Maritzburg United have engaged the player’s representatives to discuss the potential of the player moving to KwaZulu-Natal this coming season,” a source told KickOff.com
“But the player has made up his mind and only wants to play for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa.”
The 35-year-old midfielder is a free agent after his short-term contract with the Spanish side Albacete Balompé expired in July 2019.
Kaizer Chiefs is currently serving a FIFA transfer ban preventing them from signing any player for the next two window periods unless their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is successful.
Muntari is a Serie A, Coppa Italia, English FA, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA Club World Cup winner.
He has made 84 appearances for the Black Stars and scored 20 goals.
Muntari was part of the Black Stars team that featured at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.