Ghana Footballer Sulley Muntari Hands Out Money to Poor People in Brazil

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJune 22, 2014

101 Great Goals

Sulley Muntari of Ghana is doing his best to make sure that football leaves something behind in Brazil, with the AC Milan midfielder filmed handing out money to some of the country's poor.

According to 101 Great Goals, Muntari was out and about in Maceio, the city in which Ghana's World Cup team are based:

The AC Milan player was reportedly granted special permission by head coach Kwesi Appiah to fulfill his desire of meeting under privileged people in Brazil.

During his tour of Maceio, Muntari signed autographs and took photos with the locals, and incredibly the African star put his hand in his pocket to hand out money to the people.

Eventually, the police asked him to stop. Per Globo.com (h/t Yahoo! Sports), recipient named Edivaldo said:

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.

"My 80-year-old mother and I received R$350 [Brazilian reals],” said Inês Corrêa, who went to check out the commotion when police surrounded Muntari. “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 politicians at election time."

Muntari's Ghana grabbed a 2-2 draw with Germany that ensures they will have a chance of qualification from Group G going into their final game with Portugal.

[101 Great Goals]

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