Sulley Muntari admits it will be a wrench to leave Portsmouth after Saturday´s FA Cup third-round tie at in-form Coca-Cola Championship side Ipswich.

Midfielder Muntari and team-mates Kanu and John Utaka of Nigeria and Senegal´s Papa Bouba Diop next week head to Ghana for the African Nations Cup, which runs until February 10.

Pompey´s £7.2million record signing said: "Because we are doing so well at Portsmouth it is a bit like having to turn off the good music just because your mother has come into the room."

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