Hearts of Oak midfielder Sulley Muntari was caught on camera complaining fervently about the bad nature of the El-Wak pitch in his outfits’ 1-1 draw against Legon Cities.
In the 36th minute of the game, Sulley Muntari off the ball sat on the turf after picking an injury. The former AC Milan and Inter Milan midfielder who has played on quality pitches during his time in Europe was caught on camera complaining about the bad nature of the pitch.
The 2010 UEFA Champions League winner could be seen saying in pain “pitch pitch pitch”!!
Sulley Muntari caught on camera complaining fervently about the nature of the pitch!!! pic.twitter.com/LSlVJZmr1X— #JournalismIsNotACrime (@ShaibuArshavin1) February 26, 2022
The issue of poor pitches in the Ghana Premier League has become a major talking point. Just recently, Head Coach of Asante Kotoko, Prosper Narteh Ogum stated that the league is struggling to progress because of the lack of quality pitches at some venues.
“…And then some of the pitches we play on are not good at all. They don’t give the players the opportunity to express themselves. If you look at the quality of the Accra Sports Stadium pitch today, you saw the quality of the game, both teams tried to keep the ball on the turf, and I think if venues have good quality pitches like this our league will be better,” Ogum said after the scoreless draw against Hearts of Oak.
“La Liga, EPL and others will be a thing of the past because they are a lot of young talents in the country and when we get good pitches I think we can get there.” the former WAFA trainer added.
Recently also, Spokesperson of Ghana FA, Henry Asante Twum lamented over the quality of football pitches, adding that he sometimes feel sorry seeing some of the matches on TV.
“I feel sorry sometimes seeing some of our league matches on TV because the pitches are very poor and the optics don’t look good on TV,” Asante Twum said on Kumasi-based Akoma FM.
“Maybe we need to find a way to keep our pitches in healthy condition because it affects our product in terms of marketing,” he added.