Ghana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet
unibank logo

Subscribe to our RSS FeedGhana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet

Rashid Sumaila expresses optimism after Ghana's 2013 AFCON snub

Posted On Thursday, 10th January 2013

Rashid Sumaila has been dropped from Ghana's final squad for AFCON 2013

By Patrick Akoto

Defender Rashid Sumaila is not looking disappointed after being dropped from the final list of Ghana’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Ghana trainer Kwesi Appiah opted to stick with Maritzburg United defender Awal Mohammed in his final squad and left out the Asante Kotoko strong-centre back.

The 20-year-old promising player has impressed with his strong presence in defence for the defending Ghanaian League champions.

His consistent showings over the last few years convinced coach Kwesi Appiah to add the player in the preliminary squad for the continental showpiece.

However, the on-loan Ebusua Dwarfs defender was unable to make his way into the coach’s final squad.

Sumaila was not at all disappointed with the trainer’s decision and expressed optimism for the future.

“First of all I will give thanks to the almighty God for bringing me to this point,” Sumaila said

“I have not been included in the team but I will still give thanks to him. I have comported myself very well in the team and I believe I will get chance another time.

“I am very happy with the team and the technical staff. I have learnt a lot from them. I’m really happy to be part of the national team.

“I am praying that God will help them to bring the cup back home so that next time when I’m given the chance, I will be part of those who be going there to defend the cup.

“This will give me a strong challenge to work hard and fight my way back into the team. I’m not going to relax. I’m going to work very hard so that the coach will give me another chance to come back.

“For this one, I’m not disappointed but rather I will go back and fight hard so that Allah will give me the chance and the strength so that I can fight my way back.”

Sumaila is expected to rejoin his Asante Kotoko teammates by the close of the week.

Related Images

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Dr Who says:

    Rashid,your utterances show that you are a good sportsman keep it up.Am sure you will get the chance to be selected for the local BS squad.You are indeed my best local center back player.

  2. Sergeant says:

    Rashid style of play always reminds me of former Hearts and Black Star defender Joe Addo and former Oly and U20 defender Odartey Lawson.Cool and calm at the back but very difficult to outwit.

  3. Shawa says:

    Your time will come rashid and am very sure that u will mke it.

  4. Tanko says:

    Well Rash! the die is cast and its time for you to come home and strive for excellence, so that future can put you on the right spot. You have the heart of a good sportsman and that is who you is: lol, I quoted my son with the “you is” saying. All the best RASH!





Click Here For All Latest football news.

Live Radio

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif 

Live TV

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif

RELATED NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

 Ghana FA postpones Bechem-Aduana Premier League clash thumbnail

Ghana FA postpones Bechem-Aduana Premier League clash

The Ghana Football Association has called off the match-day-27 fixture between Bechem and Aduana Stars earlier fixed for Thursday.
Match Report: AshGold SC 0-0 King Faisal thumbnail

Match Report: AshGold SC 0-0 King Faisal

Pressure is increasing on AshGold SC Bashir Hayford and Kodjo Fianoo to quit their roles at AshGold after they failed to beat King Faisal in the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday.
Match Report: AshantiGold 0-0 King Faisal thumbnail

Match Report: AshantiGold 0-0 King Faisal

AshantiGold put up another insipid distal to draw 0-0 with King Faisal at home on Wednesday.
Match Report: Inter Allies 1-0 New Edubiase United thumbnail

Match Report: Inter Allies 1-0 New Edubiase United

Inter Allies' miraculous rise on the Ghana Premier League table continued as they summoned New Edubiase United to a 1-0 defeat on Wednesday afternoon.
German lower division side MSV Duisburg struggling to hold onto Ghanaian defender Phil Ofosu-Aryee thumbnail

German lower division side MSV Duisburg struggling to hold onto Ghanaian defender Phil Ofosu-Aryee

MSV Duisburg sporting director Ivica Grlic has stressed ‘it will hard to keep’ Ghanaian defender Phil Ofosu Aryee at the club as many clubs including Dutch side FC Twente Enschede queue up for him.
Feature: Hearts of Oak board led by Togbe must sack Polo tonight or face wrath of Phobians thumbnail

Feature: Hearts of Oak board led by Togbe must sack Polo tonight or face wrath of Phobians

Hearts of Oak have deteriorated and coming down in biblical proportions and Wednesday's shocking and shambolic 3-0 defeat to Hasaacas must be the final reason why Mohammed Polo must not stay in charge of the Phobians by tomorrow's training session.
Loading...