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Rashid Sumaila sits out Sundowns title defence opener after failing to secure work permit

Published on: 08 August 2014
Rashid Sumaila

Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila failed to secure a work permit and missed champions Mamelodi Sundowns’ season opener against Maritzburg United on Friday night.

Sumaila was among four players who were unavailable for coach Pitso Mosimane in their title defence at Loftus Stadium.

Zimbabweans Cuthbert Malajila and Khama Billiat as well as Zambia's Mukuka Mulenga were missed.

The Brazilians went on to draw 1-1 at home with Maritzburg United who needed a late penalty from Ghana defender Mohammed Awal to level the scores.



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  • Selfmade says:
    August 09, 2014 12:59 am
    Sundowns simply has an agenda against foreign players n is better Ghanaians shun the south African league! I have said it over here n am repeating it again that, the south African clubs are deliberately buying west African players n benching them! Ghanaians should forget about the south African league n concentrate on the UEA pro league because gyan has open the way and door for Ghanaians to flourish easily!! UAE should be our destiny because their league is developing, they have better facilities and the oil money is there too!