There's just a few hours remaining until Ghana face Portugal in one last bid to progress to the next round of the World Cup, but over the past few days, the team has been thrown into chaos. The disputes reached a head this morning, when coach Kwesi Appiah announced that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari had been sacked.
BREAK: #GHA coach Kwesi Appiah confirms sacking Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari from team camp.— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) June 26, 2014
On Tuesday, Boateng and Muntari fought during training. Ramifications escalated when Boateng then allegedly insulted coach Akwasi Appiah. As if that weren't enough, there are reports that Muntari assaulted a Ghana management committee member on Wednesday.
A wider rebellion also occurred on Tuesday, with much of the team protesting over monies owed. The Black Stars threatened to not make the trip to the capital, where they are set to play Portugal, unless the money was delivered. $3m, cash, was flown in on Wednesday and transported through the streets of Brasilla to the team's hotel.
Muntari started Ghana's two previous matches, but was already set to miss the Portugal match due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Boateng, who's already drawn criticism for "retiring" from international duty, only to return for the World Cup, did not start against the U.S., and played rather poorly against Germany. Jordan Ayew and Emmanuel Badu are the likely replacements, but with Ghana in such chaos, it's difficult to know what might occur in the next few hours.