Sulley Muntari’s father passed away on Monday aged 62. Muntari’s father, Alhaji Muniru Muntari, had been battling illness for some time. A friend of the Muntari family confirmed the news to Citi Sports.
Alhaji Muniru Muntari was a former footballer himself, and later coach of Okwahu United and Kano Pillars, all in their prime.
His first two sons, Sulley and Muniru junior, both played football professionally; with Sulley Muntari notably playing for both Inter Milan and AC Milan. Muniru, the younger brother of Sulley is currently with Steau Bucuresti in Romania.