Asante Kotoko sign defender Rashid Sumaila on loan from Dwarfs

Published on: 20 August 2012

Ebusua Dwarfs defender Rashid Sumaila has joined Asante Kotoko, can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old joins the Premier League champions on a season-long loan deal-ending weeks of speculation surrounding his transfer.

Sumaila was also targeted by by giants Hearts of Oak after failing to secure a move to Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan.

Hearts missed out on signing the highly-rated centre-back because of his exorbitant transfer fee.

"I can confirm to you that Rashid Sumaila has joined Asante Kotoko," Dwarfs chairman Nana Aidoo told

"It is a one year loan agreement of which we believe serves the interest of all parties involved."

The financial details of the agreement are yet to be disclosed.

Sumaila is expected to fill the void created in Kotoko's defence following the sale of Awal Mohammed to South African club Maritzburg United.



  • Emml's14
    says: 7 years ago
    Loan? It should have be a permanent move, bt all the same Rashid Sumaila is in Kotoko now. In fact,K K you wil live long. More grease to your palms.
  • franco
    says: 7 years ago
    Perfect.!! He wil bolster our defence..Hearts claim they ve the financial clout bt aa yet to make a marquee signin.faabu
    says: 7 years ago
    Rashid welcome to the soccer university n I hope Richard Mpong will also come.
    says: 7 years ago
  • Kotokovski
    says: 7 years ago
    kotoko just announced da capture of medeama midfielder,Richard Mpong n da contract extension for defender Gideon Baah.way to go fabu!
  • strica4
    says: 7 years ago
    wy loan? de guy is fantastic he can help us a lot ok may be de deal comes 4rm his mother club dwafs, all de same Dr. u done well 4 secure de services of de boy.
  • Olembe
    says: 7 years ago
    Ah on loan?. I wish him good stay in kotoko . Welcome But to me this loan thg is not helping us at all check from Afful Harrison down to Baba Abdul Rahman .
  • SETH
    says: 7 years ago
    ah ba! why? So u no dey learn from your past mistakes. Have u forgotten the likes of Harrison Afful,Baba Rahman.......hmmm, thank God hearts did not agree to this loan contract. Hearts have learnt their lessons from Jibril and Uriah.thank God
  • Jah Guide
    says: 7 years ago
    You can sign the best players in the whole wide word but Champions league will make you Were dodge
  • Kojo
    says: 7 years ago
    Kotoko keeps on buying becuase they have money. are they coming out with a new team? we live to see. team work is the key and not top players
  • Adu
    says: 7 years ago
    Rashid played well 2 seasons ago, wat was his contribution to dwarfs last season? De fact dat we need rashid doesnt mean we shd spend all our money on him, y shd we pay abt GhC300m for a loaned player..kotoko will never learn