Defender Sumaila out to make most of Black Stars call-up

Published on: 08 November 2011

By Patrick Akoto

Ebusua Dwarfs defender Rashid Sumaila is eager to seize the opportunity after earning his second senior call-up for Ghana's double-header with Sierra Leone and Gabon.

Serbian trainer Goran Stevanovic has drafted the youngster into his squad for the two friendly games this week following riveting performances for his local club.

The 19-year-old centre back replaces Captain John Mensah who has been ruled out of the games due to a nagging injury and the impressive defender wants to make the best of the opportunity.

“I am very happy I have been given another chance to play for my National team and hopefully if I get the chance, I won’t disappoint” Sumaila told

“I was in Sudan and it was a wonderful experience and I wish to continue from where I left off. I am going to work hard so that when I get the chance to play, I will be on top of my game”

“It’s great feeling and massive pride to be included in National team and I can’t wait to join the rest of my colleagues”

Sumaila played an influential role in the country’s historic triumph at the 2011 All Africa Games in Mozambique last month.


  • lalasu
    says: 8 years ago
    The editor of this website should mind his expressions: the word is 'seize' and not 'cease' it is written.
  • Denizz
    says: 8 years ago
    Eiii!!! 19 years, hmm!! You should have travelled with the u-20's for the Italian friendlies.
  • paul a
    says: 8 years ago
    the ages of our players are soooo confusing and ridiculous to the extend that the gfa do not know which player to call 4 which competition. oh ho
  • kwaku
    says: 8 years ago
    Lalasu.. I am glad you noticed it. I can understand spelling the word incorrectly, but using the wrong choice of words in reporting is shameful and unprofessional.
  • Goro
    says: 8 years ago
    GFA gets so confused about the ages of the players they don't know which player to call for which age, now that is funny~
  • Sam
    says: 8 years ago
    Thats what i was sayin some time ago about the gfa not using the young players in the junior teams, Ofcourse he should have go to italy with the under 20's.