Muntari pens 1-year contract extension at AC Milan

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From left: Ghana's Mohammed Rabiu, Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien applaud the crowd after the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. United States won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

MILAN (AP) — AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has signed a one-year contract extension.

On Wednesday, Milan says Munatri extended his deal "until June 30, 2016."

Muntari's previous contract was set to run out in 2015.

The 29-year-old Muntari made 34 appearances for Milan last season in Serie A and the Champions League, scoring six goals.

Muntari joined Milan initially on loan from city rivals Inter in January 2012, before making the move permanent in a free transfer that summer.

The Ghana international is at the World Cup in Brazil, where he played the entire 90 minutes of his country's opening match — a 2-1 defeat to the United States.