Former Ghana international Sulley Muntari says he would prefer a move to Kaizer Chiefs, should his wish to move to the Premier Soccer League be granted.
The ex-Sunderland and AC Milan midfielder has spent almost the entirety of his senior professional career in Europe, bar a brief spell in Saudi Arabia.
Only Chiefs will do for Sulley Muntari
Now 34, he has expressed a desire to finish off his career in South Africa, and has already attracted interest from some of the country’s top clubs.
However, some of Chiefs’ rivals could lose out on the player’s services, should things go his way.
Speaking to Robert Marawa on Metro FM, Muntari says he would prefer a move to Naturena over the likes of rivals Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United.
“I spoke to an agent. He gave me a call. I have forgotten his name. Sipho…I don’t know how to pronounce his name,” he said. “I would love to come and play in South Africa because they have great teams that I like. For instance, Sundowns are there, Pirates are there but my favourite one are Chiefs. “I don’t know why but I have been following Chiefs for a moment now, I love the way they are and everything. So, I said if I am going to South Africa, there is the only team I want to play for, that is Chiefs.”
The next move
Muntari was part of the Ghanaian outfit which took part in the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, making it to the second round.
He recently left Spanish second division side Albacette, and is now a free agent.
The veteran player says he still have to consult his family before deciding on his next move.
“I don’t know [how much time I have to make the decision]. I also need to discuss it with my family because now I have two little kids so for me being around them is important to see them growing up. I have one boy, he is five, he has to go to school and everything.”
Chiefs are, however, unable to sign players as things stand, having been sanctioned with a transfer ban by Fifa. The club is left with a gaping hole in the midfield, after bidding farewell to George Maluleka earlier in the month.