Hearts of Oak latest signee, Sulley Muntari has opened up on his first encounter with club coach, Samuel Boadu.
Muntari, who has had a glittering career spanning over two decades in Europe and Asia, joined the Phobians until the end of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season.
The 37-year-old in a chat with Hearts of Oak media revealed what transpired when he first spoke and met the treble winning coach.
“He [Samuel Boadu] didn’t talk a lot; I even spoke with him before I met him. “I was watching Hearts games so when they score he lifts his hands up and thank God and everything.
“But when I spoke with him on the phone, that’s the first thing I told him and he was humble on the phone and also when I saw him it was just the same way.
“Right away we had good connection. We didn’t speak much, we just spoke about football. “That’s it and the family and then the rest will just happen.”
Sulley Muntari told Hearts of Oak’s media. The 37-year-old has played for Italian giants, Inter and AC Milan, Udinese and Pescara where he won the Scudetto, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World with Inter.
He is an English FA Cup winner with Portsmouth in 2008 alongside Nigeria duo, Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka and Senegal’s Papa Bouba Diop.
He had a 2-year spell at Saudi Arabia club, Ittihad before last playing Spanish sides, Deportivo La Coruna and Albacete – leaving the latter in 2019.
He has 84 national team caps with 20 goals from three consecutive World Cup appearances in 2006,2010 and 2014 in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively. He was a member of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nationa squad on home soil where Ghana placed 3rd.