5th May, 2017

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has noted with great concern reports of racial abuse suffered by African Sportsmen in general and Ghanaian sportsmen in particular in the world of sports.

The recent unfortunate and highly reprehensible incidence of Cagliari fans shouting racial slurs and insults on Ghanaian international, Sulley Ali Muntari during a Serie A encounter is not only an embarrassment to the game of football, but also marks a day of shame for Italian Football in particular.

We stand in solidarity with Mr. Muntari in this fight against racism and we urge the Italian and world football governing bodies to listen to Mr. Muntari’s side of the story, investigate why the situation was mismanaged, and take fair, unbiased and firm action to forestall future occurrences.