Ghanaian footballer Muntari opens up on playing for Qatar and not the Black Stars
Mohammed Muntari breaks his silence on why he opted playing for Qatar instead of his motherland Ghana.
Without making any appearance in Ghana’s League or any of the nations juvenile team, the Kumasi born forward moved to the Arab country when he was 19 years old, in 2013.
Since then, he has rose through the ranks onto the Qatar national senior team.
Muntari capped his first appearance for the Qatar national team in 2014 in a friendly against Estonia, where he scored his first goal.
The striker has made over 40 appearances for the Arabic side, and has stressed that his decision to play for Qatar was not motivated by money.
Why did Mohammed Muntari naturalized for Qatar?
In an interview with Ghana TV3, the Ghanaian explained what led to him playing for Qatar.
“It was never financial [switching to Qatar]. We play football firstly because we love football and we want to take care of the people we want to take cater for.
“I wouldn’t say it was financially [motivated] because, at the end of the day, I could have been playing for Ghana and still be earning much.”
Since he arrived in Qatar, Muntari has played for four different clubs. He began at El Jaish before moving on to Lekhwiya and Al-Duhail. Muntari is a member of Al Ahli at the moment.
How many trophies has Mohammed Muntari won?
The Qatari based Ghanaian footballer has won some significant trophies in his playing career. Among some of the honours he has won includes:
Qatar Stars League – 2
Qatar Emir Cup – 2
Qatari Stars Cup – 1
Qatar Cup – 1
Mohammed Muntari is expected to be playing for Qatar in the upcoming 2022 Fifa world cup, which Ghana will also be participating.