Ghana's Muntari hands out money to locals after training

Ghana's Sulley Muntari listens to his country's national anthem before their international soccer...

Ghana's Sulley Muntari listens to his country's national anthem before their international soccer friendly against South Korea at Sun Life stadium ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Miami, in this June 9, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files)

Keaton Robbins, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:55 PM ET

Still flying high from his side’s superb 2-2 draw against Germany on Saturday, Ghana’s Sulley Muntari decided to make it rain.

The Ghanaian midfielder was seen handing out money on Sunday afternoon to underprivileged locals hanging outside Rei Pele Stadium in Maceió.

Muntari had just finished practice with his team inside the stadium when he got special permission from his head coach Kewsi Appiah to hand out money to the locals in Trapiche.

Muntari quickly distributed money to children and adults as he walked in the slum.

Local police had to ask the A.C. Milan player to stop, before fights broke out.

Some reports suggested the former Premier League player gave out R$350 (Brazilian Reals), which adds up to $160 per person he met.

“It’s unforgettable,” one man who received money from Muntari told a local newspaper.

“I’ve lived in this poor community behind the Rei Pele Stadium for forty years but have never seen anything like this before. Not once has a soccer player come here. Brazil never gave me anything but Ghana did. I will support them up to the end.”

Unfortunately, Muntari will miss Ghana’s final group stage game against Portugal on Thursday due to card accumulation.


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