Former Black Stars player, Sulley Muntari has vented his displeasure on Ghana Players for using TikTok in dressing rooms during the World Cup in Qatar
This comes after the Black Stars were eliminated from the Qatar World Cup by Uruguay, who defeated them 2-0 at Al Jonoub Stadium thanks to goals from Arrascaeta.
38-year-old midfielder, Sulley Muntari, expressed his dissatisfaction with the camp’s use of the microblogging and video sharing platform, TikTok, noting that it is inappropriate for players to carry their phones while they have a match to focus on.
Sulley Muntari speaking to 3Sports called for better preparation and mindset for young players stated that a player in camp should focus completely on how he will put his heart and soul into delivering on the pitch because the fans’ and supporters’ hope is in you whenever you are assigned to fulfill a specific assignment.
“I won’t say it’s bad, but it’s the time… they can still do it but then it’s the preparation that you can direct them in the right way,” – Muntari said.
“You can’t allow a little kid to be in the changing room using Tiktok whiles you’re getting ready to go on the field and warm up and go play a really important game that maybe 30 million people are waiting to watch and their heart and hope is on you.”
“You can do it in a way that you can do your TikTok after the game because then you instil that in his mind that whatever you do here goes with you.”
“So by doing that, putting them in the right environment, you run when its 90 minutes, you can go do your Tiktok, party, chill but when it comes to playing you really have to dedicate yourself in there.”
Sulley Muntari, who announced his retirement from football in an interview with sports presenter Kweku Yeaboah, played 84 times for the Black Stars, scoring 20 goals between 2002 and 2014.
He won the FA Cup with Portsmouth, Serie A with AC Milan, and the treble with Inter Milan, including the UEFA Champions League.