Did Sulley Muntari and Kwesi Nyantekyi foment 'old cold war’ in the cold Arabian night?

Sulley Muntari and GFA president Kwesi Nyantekyi are been accused of fomenting the ‘old cold war’ through their recent actions in Saudi Arabia. Nyantekyi watched Muntari play for Al Ittihad last Saturday in Saudi Arabia but since the ‘cold relationship’ lingers on; they failed to meet making the Saudi owners blame it on the cold weather.
 
GHANASoccernet.com quoted an Al Faisaly source saying, “I can confirm that Mr. Nyantakyi was at the stadium to watch the match but he didn’t meet with Sulley (Muntari) because the weather was cold and he needed to go inside.”

As much as the parties involved would publicly try to swerve the issue, it remains there. Al Faisaly could have arranged for a meeting before and after the game. Looking at the actions, it is not clear who was stimulating the 'Cold War.'

Muntari had topsy-turvy career with the Black Stars which veered from the sublime to the ridiculous with alarming reliability. He can be described as a great player wrapped around an unusual and volatile character.

Maybe someday, the former Black Stars’ iconic player would have to be forgiven for feeling not rather more on fear.

There is this incessant desire of Ghanaians to see a Muntari recall to prove people wrong and also be granted a reunion with Avram Grant but that could be explosive.

Let’s get one thing straight. Grant does not have any decision to make right now. Muntari made it impossible for him (Grant) with his fractious relationship with Ghana which was due to his rebellious act. He allegedly punched the face of a Black Stars Management Committee Member, Mosespacka owner of Medeama fc, at the Brazil 2014 World Cup tournament.

Grant only has a decision to make when Muntari calls to apologise and say he wants to be considered for selection again

Muntari is a brilliant super star but the reputation as a troublemaker has dogged the 31 year old. He is made huge contributions on the pitch for Ghana but off the pitch incidents have overshadowed it.

There is a theory that the much-travelled Muntari has not taken kindly to challenges of life in modern football.

Although many have baulked strongly at the idea of Muntari returning to the international fold; others are putting up several questions with many asking if Muntari will someday make a comeback.

One by one, his ardent fans are saying, he was found guilty of a serious offence by the FA. True, but he served his time and his conduct since has been fine at his club.

The flimsiest reason been given again is, no matter how serious the offence – and that was serious, make no mistake – it should not damn a player from playing for the national team till rest of his career

They like to think Muntari has two or three years of quality play in him: they believe experience will aid him and can’t see anyone playing on the left side or middle of midfield better than him at the moment, i.e. especially with the absence of Kwadwo Asamoah’s nagging injuries.

Maybe he still has no regrets and won’t express an apology any time soon. It is why he may even have botched the idea of getting through the cold to meet Nyantekyi.

Eric Cantona once said, he never regretted punching a fan, so could it be that one of Ghana’s greatest hero failure to apologise is a sign of no regret or he is falsely been accused?

Indeed, we - including myself, may all want to see the return of Sulley Muntari but at the moment it looks like hoping that he will return someday to the Black Stars wouldn’t come to fruition.