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Dwarfs defender Rashid Sumaila handed late call-up to join Ghana squad

Published on: 03 October 2011

Ebusua Dwarfs Rashid Sumaila has earned a late call-up to join Ghana's squad in Kenya for this Saturday's crucial Nations Cup qualifier at Sudan, can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old centre-back replaces right-back Yaw Frimpong who was bizarrely dropped from the initial 22-man squad at the last minute.

Sumaila was a key player in the back line of the All Africa Games medal winning team and played at the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa.

"We are expecting him to Accra in a few hours and get ready to leave for Kenya. He is ready for the task ahead," Dwarfs head of Marketing John Ansah told

He will leave Accra on Monday night to join his teammates who will train at the Kasarani Stadium on Tuesday.

Ghana squad

Goalkeepers: Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Stromgodest), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea) Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals)

Defenders: Massawudu Alhassan (FC Genoa) John Paintsil (Leicester City), Isaac Vorsah (TSG Hoffenheim), John Mensah (Olympique Lyon), Lee Addy (Red Star Belgrade), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Rashid Sumaila (Ebusua Dwarfs)

Midfielders: Samuel Inkoom (FC Dnipro), Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu (Udinese), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan) Anthony Annan (Vitesse Arnhem), Albert Adomah (Bristol City), Abu Mohammed (Stromgodest), Derek Boateng (FC Dnipro) Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Panathinaikos FC)

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Prince Tagoe (Bursaspor) Dominic Adiyiah (Karsiyaka).


This article has 18 comment(s), give your comment
  • kantanka says:
    October 03, 2011 02:58 pm
    oh ho Ghana, why. Who is this guy. is he better than Francis dekoh and issah ahamed. i seriously want to know the criteria used in slelecting players forthe national team
  • jesse says:
    October 03, 2011 03:11 pm
    Fairly good squad but not convincing at all!What about the lad that plays for Arsenal?Thought his switch to play for Ghana has been finalized?Sulley Muntari is rusty and then i think David Addy and the chap that plays for Villarial should be given a chance!All the same all the best!
  • joe says:
    October 03, 2011 03:12 pm
    why is the coach not interested in calling nana akwasi asare who most people think deserves the stars call up. should smell something fishy in the call ups
  • kweku says:
    October 03, 2011 03:16 pm
    please akwasi broni,drop dominic adiya and prince tagoe for sometime.they are causing financial loss to the national team and the state.
  • ntsen says:
    October 03, 2011 03:19 pm
    The coach can not come up with any tangible reasons why he dropped in form dede ayew a key member of the black stars squad.shame coach.
  • anelka says:
    October 03, 2011 03:44 pm
    he is the best defender in ghana and i know he can deliver. long live rashid
  • carbonite says:
    October 03, 2011 03:47 pm
    :-), look at our STRIKERS oh ghana they all play in YAWA leagues...UAE, Turkey 1st and 2nd
  • anelka says:
    October 03, 2011 03:54 pm
    he is the plb defender of the year and was a member of the u-20 and the u-23,he is a very good player.long live Rashid
  • WHAT???????? says:
    October 03, 2011 04:11 pm
    Ghanasoccernet,where is Mubarak who play his football in Spain?Since dede ayew didn't get a call up,I think this guy should have been called to replace him because he is always fantastic on the ball and knows what to do with the ball as dede ayew.
  • magga says:
    October 03, 2011 04:13 pm
    The coach is confused!
  • ekow says:
    October 03, 2011 04:57 pm
    What is this couch trynna do.. mann.. ayew, prince, k asamoah, agyeman are d best middles he shuld use. no prince no ayew.. mann this squad suck..
  • De Great "1" says:
    October 03, 2011 05:37 pm
    I think he deserves to be called because he is currently de best defender in Ghana. I wish him well.
  • Musah fifa says:
    October 03, 2011 06:27 pm
    the players are good is only some few places are bad, like the Defenders we have error, that's Lee Addy, and from the Midfielders Wakaso from Villarreal have to be included and also Emmanuel Frimpong from Arsenal, i think they said he has switch to Ghana, why not calling him now? the Strikers, i think there is only Asamoah Gyan, because Prince Tagoe and Dominic Adiyiah are not fit for the Black Stars, why can't GFA invite Matthew Amoah i think is far better than P Tagoe and Adiyiah,
  • Musah fifa says:
    October 03, 2011 06:30 pm
    Don't blame the coach, blame your FA
  • Mojahadine says:
    October 03, 2011 06:56 pm
    Just Shut up, if you really knew your football and followed your Ghanaian players, you would have known this guy from Ebusua Dwarfs, U20 and U23 squad. USA
  • Mojahadine says:
    October 03, 2011 07:25 pm
    Yes, he switched to Ghana on 09/06/2011, nobody knows what the hell the coach is doing by not calling him. I think the coach is confused with some of the names, like calling Dominic Adiyah instead of the other Dominic. USA
  • Deathrow says:
    October 03, 2011 11:08 pm
    @Carbonite you`re making me laugh. Instead of guys on this forum should be commenting on our weak useless strikers,they rather commenting on some inclusion of some players.
  • mojahadine says:
    October 04, 2011 08:31 am
    Emmanuel Frimpong has switched to Ghana but his papers are still with FIFA to be approved. That's why he has not been called. USA