Sulley Muntari signs for Hearts of Oak

Ghana Premier League champions Accra Hearts of Oak have signed former Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari on a one-year deal.

The 37-year-old netted 20 goals in 84 appearances for the Black Stars, scoring in his nation’s World Cup quarter-final defeat against Uruguay in 2010.

The ex-Portsmouth, Udinese and Milan central-midfielder won the 2009-10 Champions League with Italian giants Inter Milan.

He had been without a club since leaving Spanish second-division side Albacete Balompie in 2019.

Hearts are fifth in the Ghanaian first division, 10 points off leaders Asante Kotoko.

His latest move signals a return to the pitch for the first time since a short stint with Spanish lower division fold Albacete in 2019.

Muntari has been heavily linked to Hearts on multiple occasions in the past, having periodically trained with the side.

In 2018, he was reportedly said to be nearing a switch to the Accra-based side after ending a spell with Spanish club Deportivo la Coruna.

The transfer never materialised as he instead joined Albacete for another stint in Spain.

In 2020, the rumours resurfaced as he began another practice spell with the club.

This time around, he was reported to have signed a two-year deal, forcing the Phobians to release a statement to debunk the news.

Muntari, who featured for Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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