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Kevin-Prince Boateng denies insulting Ghana coach, insists it was a joke

Kevin-Prince Boateng Ghana June2014

Kevin-Prince Boateng has denied stories that he abused Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah and insisted it was a “joke”.

The duo of Boateng and Sulley Muntari were expelled from Ghana’s World Cup for indiscipline and suspended indefinitely, but the Schalke 04 midfielder has come out to defend himself from the allegations.

“Everything started with jokes that the Coach didn’t take well,” Boateng told German publication Sport Bild.

“He told us that nothing would happen, but sent us back to the changing rooms.

“At the end of training I asked him what he had against us and he started to insult me.

“I knew I was suspended and I accept it, but I want to clarify that I never insulted Appiah.”

The Black Stars have been eliminated from the tournament, after they were beaten 2-1 by Portugal, leaving them at the bottom of Group G.

Kingson and Muntari return for Ghana against Egypt

host of players return for Ghana’s first leg 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off against Egypt as Kwesi Appiah names a 25-man squad.        

Goalkeeper Richard Kingson gets first call up into the Black Stars after two years for the October 15 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi

Also making a return to the national team are Sulley Muntari, Jordan Ayew and Jerry Akaminko.

Two-leg ties will be played between both nations with the aggregate winner going to the finals in Brazil next year.

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Richard Kingson (Doxa Katokopias, Cyprus)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth Germany), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

Midfielders: Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal, England) Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kevin Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Mahatma Otoo (Sogndal, Norway)