Rashid Sumaila

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Rashid Sumaila
Personal information
Full name Rashid Sumaila[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-18) 18 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Cape Coast, Central region, Ghana
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Al-Gharafa ( on from loan Qadsia SC )
Number 37
Youth career
2003–2010 Ebusua Dwarfs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Ebusua Dwarfs
2012–2013 Asante Kotoko
2013–2014 Mamelodi Sundowns 22 (0)
2014–2015 Asante Kotoko (loan)
2015 Qadsia SC (loan) 13 (1)
2015– Qadsia SC 0 (0)
2016– Al-Gharafa (loan) 9 (2)
National team
2011– Ghana U20 3 (0)
2011 Ghana U23 4 (0)
2011– Ghana 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Rashid Sumaila (Arabic: راشد السوميلا‎‎; born 18 December 1992 in Cape Coast) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Al-Gharafa on loan from Qadsia SC as a centre-back and he is also a member of the Ghanaian national team.[2]

Sumaila won the 2011 Ghana Best Defender Award at the end of the 2010–11 Glo Premier League season.[2]

Club career[edit]

Astronomers and Ebusua Dwarfs[edit]

Born in Cape Coast, Rashid Sumaila, affectionately known as Rash, began his playing career in the junior ranks of Cape Coast Adisadel-based Astronomers before going on to join Glo Premier League club Ebusua Dwarfs in 2007.[citation needed] He progressed through the ranks at Ebusua Dwarfs and made his senior debut in the 2010–11 Glo Premier League season.[citation needed]

RC Lens (trial) and Asante Kotoko[edit]

French club RC Lens took an interest in young powerful centre-back after his first Ghana national football team call-up on 15 November 2011.[3]

In late November 2011, Sumaila joined the French club RC Lens on trial in the 2011–12 Ligue 2 season.[3]

In July 2012, Sumaila signed contract with Asante Kotoko.

International career[edit]

Ghana national under-20 team[edit]

2011 African Youth Championship

Sumaila was part of the Ghana national under-20 football team at the 2011 African Youth Championship.[3]

Ghana national under-23 team[edit]

2011 All-Africa Games

Sumaila was a member of the Ghana national under-23 football team that won Ghana's first All-Africa Games football Gold medal in the Football at the 2011 All-Africa Games when they defeated South Africa national under-23 football team 4–2 on penalty shoot-out at the Estádio do Zimpeto in Maputo, Mozambique on 17 September 2011.[3]

Ghana national team[edit]

2012 Africa Cup of Nations

On 7 November 2011 Sumaila was called up to the Ghana squad to face Sierra Leone national football team and Gabon national football team.[4]

In December 2011, Sumaila was named to the Ghana national football team's provisional 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, but was not included by the Ghana national football team technical staff for the tournament's final 23-man squad.[5]





Ghana Football Association


  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 17. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ebusua Dwarfs 1–0 Berekum Arsenal FC". westafricanfootball.com. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ghana defender Sumaila on trials in France". Ghanasoccernet.com. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Ghana_defender_Sumaila_on_trials_in_France" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Black Stars squad announced". Ghana Football Association. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Mensah, Kent (15 December 2011). "Ghana announce 25-man squad for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations". goal.com. Goal.com. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 

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