Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila has started trials with South African side Mamelodi Sundowns, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.
The 20-year-old, who was part of Ghana’s preliminary squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, has arrived in the country to train with the club.
The Kotoko defender will travel with the club Monday to Zimbabwe as he has been named as part of Sundown’s 57-member delegation for the training tour.
Coach Pitso Mosimane will decide on the future of Sumaila with Sundowns after their tour of Zimbabwe.
The hardworking centre-back is expected to play in this week’s friendlies against Highlanders, Caps United and Dynamos in Harare and Bulawayo.
Sumaila is highly regarded in Ghanaian football circles because of his uncompromising style of play which led to his invitation to the Black Stars.
He joined Kotoko on loan from Ebusua Dwarfs to help the Porcupine Warriors in their African Champions League campaign.
The defender will join his compatriots Emmanuel Baffour and Mumuni Abubakar who were signed by the South African giants at the start of the season.