By Edward Gyasi
Accra, May 9, GNA – Massimiliano Colasuonno Taricone, the Honorary Consul of Ghana to Italy played an instrumental role in the Italian Football Federation (IFF) decision to overturn Sulley Muntari’s one match ban after his racism probe.
The Ghanaian international was handed a match ban after protesting racial chants against him and walked off the pitch when his side, Pescara travelled to take on Cagliari Calcio in a Serie A encounter last week.
Muntari had a meeting with the Consul, after his ban attracted international attention where the Italian pledged his full support for the former Milan man.
His Excellency Massiliano Colasuonno Taricone therefore urged the IFF to quash the decision to ban Muntari, who is apparently the victim.
The IFF respectfully complied and rescinded the decision to ban Muntari, making him eligible for Pescara’s next fixture.
H.E Taricone informed the press in an interview that although it was his duty to help Muntari, he was privileged to have done that and lauded Muntari’s effort to fighting against racism.
‘I deem it as a privilege more than a duty, and I would like to thank the Association for listening to the public outcry in our quest to right this wrong.
‘We will work together soon to have a Serie A football Academy in Ghana for the Ghanaian youth.’ Said H.E Taricone