There have been several accusations and counter accusations but I’ve always maintained that, there was something behind why Kevin Prince Boateng being kicked out of Black Stars’ camp—and not because he spoke any offensive words towards the coach.
In fact, it has been repeated by Kevin Prince Boateng that, the so called incident with the coach where he was alleged to have used foul language (cited by the GFA as the reason for his indefinite suspension) took place on Sunday. And so if they wanted to punish him for that (assuming it is true that he used such words), why was he not kicked out on Monday or Tuesday but rather, Thursday?
Again, coach-Kwesi Appiah after that Sunday incident said in an interview that, he had a misunderstanding with Kevin Prince Boateng—and that things had been resolved. That was before Thursday’s boot…
According to Kevin Prince Boateng, the real reason he was kicked out is because he asked about what ‘what happened to the money FIFA gave to the Black Stars’.
In an interview with Football Italia on Sunday, Boateng denied accusations that he had insulted the coach.
He said: “I was in a game between ranks and turned to Muntari, asking him if he was the referee. The Coach thought I was talking to him and that I’d said something offensive.
“At that point, he started insulting me in front of everyone, despite the fact both I and Sulley had tried to explain the situation. All the other players heard.
“I think Appiah had a problem with me and was only looking for a reason to send me
away. To be honest, I was thrown out.” “Why did he send me away on Thursday if the incident in question happened the previous Sunday? I can’t explain it. If I’d really done something wrong, why not take action on Monday?”
Kevin Prince Boateng said in the interview that, the real reason he was kicked out was because he asked the GFA president-Kwesi Nyantakyi where the players’ money given to them by FIFA had gone.
Boateng said: “I think it is really because I met with the President of the GFA for 20 minutes and asked where the money from FIFA had gone.
“Everyone seems to think we live the high life. Obviously we are honoured to play for the National team, but the way we travel and our hotels… I don’t think they’re spending money for our journeys.
“I simply wanted to know where the money given to us by FIFA was going. If you look at the other teams, they can bring their families along, but for us it was a horrible experience.
“This is why we went out, as we only earned one point and it was impossible to do better in those circumstances.”