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2014 World Cup: Sumaila aims at Ghana's final squad to Brazil

Published on: 18 May 2014
Rashid Sumaila

By Rahman Osman

Defender Rashid Sumaila says he is now focused on working hard to Ghana’s final squad to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

The Mamelodi Sundowns defender has returned to the country after helping the Brazilians win the 2013/2014 South African Absa Premier League.

The 21-year-old has named in a provisional 26-man squad expected to begin training in Accra next Tuesday.

“Now the league is over my attention has quickly moved to giving my best for Ghana during training and hoping fully making the 23 man squad for the World Cup,” the former Kotoko player told

“The team is very competitive one and everyone is looking forward to linking up and giving our best to help mother Ghana.

“As at now on a personal level my total focus is doing well with the Black Stars.”

Sumaila put up an excellent performance when Ghana thrashed Egypt 6-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the first leg of the playoffs.



  • Assemblyman says:
    May 19, 2014 09:42 pm
    Did I hear Essien!! Hahah..taking Essien to the World Cup now is like doing him a honor for his contribution to Ghana football in the past.Else being frank ,with his current form,constant injuries and lack of playing time at Milan.excuse me to say that Essien is finished.. Afriyie Aquah should be a back up just in case Akwasi Appiah will be bold enough to drop Essien during camping.
  • Benito says:
    May 19, 2014 01:13 pm
    Sumaila,I fear for you,you can't be part of the 23,your prone to unnecessary tackles,and I hope the penalty you caused us is still haunting ...good luck though
  • Rokavilla says:
    May 18, 2014 09:38 pm
    Essien wil be better defender than him n hence he shud be dropped alongside Accam n Acquah/Rabiu(injury)