Sumaila seals Sundowns exit

Transfers of Thursday, 30 July 2015


Rashid Sumaila ExitedRashid Sumaila

Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila has sealed a permanent exit from dethroned South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

The centre-back was farmed out by the Brazilians after helping the side with the Absa Premiership in his first season. He had failed to agree terms with a Turkish club after returning from the Brazil World Cup with Ghana during which period the club filled their foreign quota with his replacement.

Sundowns initially sent him on loan to former club Asante Kotoko before calling him back when Al Qadsia placed a loan offer in the January transfer window.

Sumaila played the half season on loan at Qadsia where he impressed as they finished third at the end of the Kuwaiti League while reaching the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League as well.

The 22-year-old, who also won the Emir Cup with the side in May, has now penned a three-year deal that will keep him in Kuwait till summer 2018.