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Muntari Wins Brazilian Hearts

Sulley Muntari Hands Out Cash To Poor In Maceio

By SL International - Jun 22, 2014 02:29 PM

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has become a very popular figure in north eastern Brazil after handing out cash to poor communities from the city of Maceio.

The AC Milan star was reported to have carried a waddle of money, giving families between R$100 and R$350 (Reais) = R450 to R1575), before local police apparently stopped his acts of generosity.

“It’s unforgettable,” recipient Edivaldo told Globo.com.

“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.”

Another happy person, Inês Corrêa, who saw a group of police officers and went to investigate, still can’t believe her luck.

“What a good person!” she said.

“That’s when I discovered it was a player from Ghana. My 80-year-old mother and I received R$350 (Reais). I believe that he had R$5 000 but unfortunately the police put an end to his good work. In this area we only see politians at election time.”

Muntari, who is suspended for his country’s next Group G clash against Portugal, also gained the hearts of children outside the team’s hotel by being the only player to take time to greet fans following their 2-2 with Germany.

He signed autographs, posed for pictures with kids while his teammates hurried up to their rooms.

Watch this cellphone captured footage of Muntari handing out the cash.


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Kolinho Joined: 28 Jun 2011
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Kolinho Jun 26, 2014 09:06 PM
Be blessed muntari
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MR E Jun 26, 2014 07:44 PM
What a gud player he's realy understanding life may God bless muntari.
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TheDayWalker Jun 26, 2014 07:27 PM
Muntari is a good person, while some soccer stars are concentrating on soccer development, Muntari is running non profit organisation that deals with abused kids & orphans in Ghana.. together with his wife Muneya they are running a charity in England & Italy. This is a sign that Muntari is doing great things to all in need ( africans europeans or latins)
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Thokozani_Shezi Jun 26, 2014 03:03 PM
Wise man with a good heart.
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Bhala2 Jun 26, 2014 02:40 PM
Hes nt even d best paid player as far as Im concernd, bt he had 2 share wat he recieve wif poor residence,(blessed is d hand dat giving dan d hand dat takin)
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lerasa Jun 26, 2014 08:10 AM
I WISH ALL AFRICAN POLITICIANS WERE LIKE HIM AFRICA COULD BEEN A BATTER PLACE TO LIVE ON IT.
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Lechothlo Jun 24, 2014 04:11 PM
You are blessed Muntari....Whether you have not done it @ home or Africa... GOD TIME IS THE RITE TIME & THERE IS A REASON WHY YOU HAD TO GIVE IN BRAZIL ....thank you sir
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Sola9 Jun 24, 2014 02:57 PM
Brazil is a poor country, there are surely poor people, these are hands of compassion
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Sola9 Jun 24, 2014 02:56 PM
Muntari will surely be blessed.
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07Gaseldinho Jun 24, 2014 07:18 AM
godbless Muntari Sulley
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luckido Jun 23, 2014 11:31 PM
@2010BEEKAY brazil not rich Godbless muntari
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thabildinho Jun 23, 2014 07:10 PM
God gave you all the blessings and helped you to get where you are with ur carier as a soccer player, what you did shows that you are the son of God and you are already blessed for what you did with the people in Brazil.
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arsenchiefs Jun 23, 2014 04:44 PM
@Piyoflo i thnk u know nothing about abt MUNTARI so shut up
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arsenchiefs Jun 23, 2014 04:42 PM
@VusiKhosi grow up man n try to know a person betta b4 u can judge them MUNTARI is been doin this for a long tym he hav a gud heart u havnt done anythng in yo community bt u speak lyk u know everythng
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Piyoflo Jun 23, 2014 02:14 PM
Kkkkkkk give them but charity begins at home

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