Ghana stars Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have both been indefinitely suspended from their national team for disciplinary reasons, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said on Thursday.
AC Milan midfielder Muntari, 29, is accused of attacking a member of the management team Moses Armah, while Schalke 04 midfielder Boateng, 27, is said to have verbally abused national team coach Kwesi Appiah, the GFA said on its website.
Both have had their World Cup accreditations withdrawn.
Referring to Muntari, the GFA said: “The decision was taken in the wake of his unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr Moses Armah on Tuesday 24th June, this year during a meeting.”
A similar statement explained the measure taken against Boateng.
“The decision was taken following Boateng’s vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session in Maceio this week,” said the GFA statement.
“Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions which has resulted in the decision.”
In both cases the GFA said the decisions were taken with immediate effect.
Ghana exited the World Cup without the pair as they lost 2-1 to Portugal.