Sulley Muniru, younger brother to Sulley Muntari recently had his contract with Steaua Bucuresti FC, terminated. The unpleasant incident occurred just two years into his four-year deal with the Romanian club.
The information was first disclosed in May, by Bucuresti’s Assistant Manager while speaking to Dica DigiSport.
According to him, the club reached a termination agreement with Sulley Muniru following an altercation with Floring Tanase whose contract was as well terminated.
“Already Muniru has left. In fact, he has not yet signed the termination yet. They talked with him and we reached an agreement”, he told Dica DigiSport.
There was a situation with one of his colleagues,” he added.
However, it has been revealed that the Manager’s earlier reason was not actually what inspired the Ghanaian player’s contract termination with the Romanian giants.
Muniru was not sacked just because of his bust-up with teammate Tanase. Although it has something to do with it, it was not the real problem.
Owner of Steaua Bucuresti FC, George ‘Gigi’ Becali, has publicly declared to the shock of many, his ill feelings for black players, stating categorically that the doors of his club are NOT OPEN to them!
This summer, the billionaire Bucuresti owner who is known to be controversial in his ways, refused to sign a footballer, exclusively because of the player’s skin color.
According to GSP reports, the club’s head coach, Nicolae Dica had decided on a central defender, but when the club management presented the player to Gigi Becali, they were taken aback by his absurd reaction.
Becali told them pointblank that he does not want black footballers because they bring bad luck to the club!
“He’s black, I do not want blacks in the team. If they come, they only bring bad luck,” that was Gigi’s shocking response.
Moreover, the Bucuresti owner also made it clear publicly, that the main reason he sacked the Sulley Muntari’s brother is because he is black.
According to him, “Muniru has behavioral problems, he jumped with his fists and legs on a player. I got rid of him”; adding, “I do not need any more color players”.
Sulley Ali Sariki Muniru is a professional Ghanaian midfielder. He started his youth football career in 1999 with the Ashanti Akim Missiles in his hometown of Konongo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. In 2007, he moved to the Liberty Professionals, where he had a a five-year spell before proceeding to senior football.
Muniru started his senior career in 2013, with Romanian side, CFR Cluj; that was his first professional football contract. The midfielder was signed as a replacement for playmaker Modou Sougou, who left for French Football Club, Marseille.
In 2015, Muniru moved from CFR Cluj to another Romanian club, Steaua Bucuresti at an alleged fee of about 500,000 euros. His contract with the club is a four-yea deal, but the Romanian giants now has it cancelled halfway – after serving two years. So far, the Ghanaian player has made 61 appearances and scored four (4) goals for the European champions.
At the international level, Sulley Muniru has represented Ghana at the Under-12 and U-15 cadres.
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