Sulley Muntari of Ghana celebrates at the end of the match as Ghana progress through to the quarter finals (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Former Ghana and Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 38.

Muntari, who earned 80 caps for the Black Stars and scored 20 goals, has been without a club since leaving Ghana Premier League side, Hearts of Oak in the summer.

He began his career at local side, Liberty Professionals before joining Serie A club, Udinese where he played for five years.

The 2010 Champions league winner also had stints with AC Milan, Inter Milan and English Premier League sides, Portsmouth and Sunderland.

“I just did a few months with the local side [Hearts of Oak]. My son wanted me to play. I didn’t play for almost three years, then my son decided to ask me to go and play. I did that, but now I’m done,” Muntari said to Sky Sports on Monday.

Muntari featured for Ghana between 2002 to 2014 and was key to the country’s qualification for the World Cup in Germany (2006), South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014)

It is unclear what the former Sunderland man will do after hanging his boots. He is currently in the camp of the Black Stars at the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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