Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is hoping for a reunion with suspended international teammate Sulley Muntari but insists that decision is completely ‘out of my hands’.
Muntari has been frozen out of the national team after he clashed with top officials of the Ghana FA during a wrecked 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.
The experienced midfielder, who plays for Saudi side Al Ittihad, physically attacked Black Stars management committee member Moses Armah during a meeting to address an appearance fee impasse.
The Ghana FA acted swiftly and sacked him from the team’s camp in disgrace alongside his close associate and Schalke outcast Kevin-Prince Boateng.
There have been several calls for the suspension to be lifted despite the player’s unapologetic stance.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan touted the quality of the former AC Milan man but says his return to the national is completely ‘out of my hands’.
‘We all know Sulley and what he brings to this team. His quality is immense and I will very glad to welcome him back,’ he said.
‘He has scored very important goals for our country and so yes, we need him.
‘But I am not the coach and so can’t determine when he will earn a recall.
‘If the coach decides to recall him, we’ll be happy to have him back. But those kinds of decisions are not part of my job really.’
Muntari is yet to publicly apologise for his behavior even though his father Alhaji Muniru Sulley has done so on his behalf.