Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila has been included in Red Star Belgrade's 28-man list for the upcoming UEFA Champions League qualification matches, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
Sumaila, who joined the side just last week, was among the players submitted to UEFA by the Serbian giants as part of their squad for Europe's top-flight competition.
The Serbian champions fulfilled one of their administrative obligations to UEFA on Sunday by sending a list of 28 players for the start of the qualifiers.
The submission of the list shows that Sumaila is in the key plans of the club ahead of the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League clash with Sparta Jurmala of Latvia on Wednesday.
Even though Sumaila was unable to travel with Red Star to Austria for their pre-season training, his inclusion in the squad indicates he will play a key role for the club this season.
The second leg of the match is scheduled for Tuesday, 17th July 2018 with Sumaila wearing the No 37 jersey for the Serbian giants.
LIST OF RED STARS PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFICATION FOR THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Goalkeepers : Zoran Popovic (1), Nemanja Supic (27), Aleksandar Stankovic (32), Milan Borjan (82); Defenders : Srdjan Babic (15), Milan Rodic (23), Strahinja Erakovic (25), Filip Stojkovic (30), Rasid Sumaila (37), Marko Gobeljić (77), Vujadin Savic (90), Aleksa Terzic (93); Midfielders : Branko Jovičić (3), Nenad Krstičić (7), Dejan Meleg (8), Nenad Milijas (10), Lorenzo Ebesilio (11), Slavoljub Srnić (14), Milan Jevtović (26), Dušan Jovančić (29) Stefan Cvetkovic (40), Nemanja Radonjic (49); Forwards : Milan Pavkov (9), Nemanja Milić (16), Nikola Stoiljković (19), Dejan Joveljic (28), El Fardu Ben (31), Aleksandar Pesic (45).
Note : The brackets are the numbers that players will wear on the back of their jerseys