AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari spent three days in his home country of Ghana this week after being given a break by his Italian club.
Muntari's arrival in the country over the weekend surprised the few who saw as the season in Italy is fully underway.
It was even more worrying for supporter of the influential midfielder who thought the arrival of new coach Clarence Seedorf had maybe caused him to be axed.
But GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal that Muntari sought permission from his friend and new manager of the club Seedorf who approved a three-day break for the midfielder in Accra.
With Muntari serving a suspension, it was prudent for the club to allow him to come to Accra to visit family and take a break.
Muntari kept his strong training regime in Accra and was spotted at the Labadi beach daily training under the instructions of his physio and a personal bodyguard called 'Farover'.
The midfielder also used the time in Accra for meetings over some businesses he wants to set up in the Ghanaian capital.
He returned to Milan on Tuesday night.