Former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari is mourning the death of his mother, Hajia Kande Muntari.
She is reported to have died on Sunday after a short illness.
Hajia Kande is also the mother of former Asante Kotoko midfielder Sulley Muniru.
Muntari’s mother will be remembered by Ghanaian football fans for her shocking radio interview in 2009 in which she claimed the Black Stars were not going to flourish without the involvement her son.
Muntari, at the time, was one of the country’s best players, enjoying a great time at Inter Milan.
“No Sulley, no Black Stars; that is the plain truth, so those peddling those lies should stop,” Hajia Kande told Fox FM in Kumasi.
“Sulley has not done any wrong to warrant the rampant bashing being meted out to him by soccer fans in the country.
“So is this how Ghanaians are treating Sulley after his selfless services to the Black Stars over the years?” she quizzed.