Sulley Muntari is disappointed to miss out on the African Cup of Nations, but concedes his omission was the right decision.
Ghana haven’t included the Milan man in their squad  for the competition, which starts in January, after he only just returned from knee ligament damage.
“It’s better that the national team Coach takes players to the African Cup of Nations who are 100 per cent fit and I’ll stay here,” he stated.
“I’m sorry to be out of the national side, but it’d be impossible to be sidelined for six months and then go straight to the African Cup of Nations.”
The decision to not call up the former Inter man is good news for the Italian club who recently lost Nigel De Jong for the rest of the season with injury.
“De Jong is a big loss for us, but I’m back playing now and we’ll try and do well for him,” Muntari continued.
“I have to stay fit and try to help the team and do whatever the side and the Coach asks of me.”
It has been a tough start to the season for the Rossoneri, but there are signs of a revival at Milanello.
“We can get higher in the League. When there were problems, I always said that the team would come back.
“Now we want to win the last two games before the winter break and then start the New Year as best we can.”
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