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Sulley Muntari Takes Ghana Soccer Break to Give Money to Poor

By    |   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 11:27 AM

Sulley Muntari, midfielder for Ghana's World Cup team, took some time off the soccer pitch last week to hand out money to Brazil's poor.

The 29-year-old, who also plays for AC Milan, reportedly took to the streets of Maceió Thursday for a charitable mission.

"Muntari got special permission from Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to venture into the neighborhood of Trapiche (near the city of Maceió, where his team is staying and practicing) and started handing out money to disadvantaged locals," Yahoo Sports' Dirty Tackle blog reported. "One report said he was handing out as much as R$350 [Brazilian reals], which is the equivalent of about $160 to each person he encountered."

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Recipients of Muntari's kindness were elated.

"It's unforgettable," a man named Edivaldo told Globo.com. "I’ve lived in this poor community behind the Rei Pele Stadium for 40 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."

Muntari reportedly had to quit handing out money when local police asked him to stop.

The soccer star went on to make headlines over the weekend when he escorted a pro-Nazi protestor off the field during Saturday's Ghana-Germany World Cup match, which ended in a draw.

Ghana will take on Portugal in the World Cup Thursday.




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