For months, the football transfer market has been quite busy with
stars making huge money switch to other clubs around the world, but a
Ghanaian-Turkey based footballer has just sealed a rare deal.
Ghana’s City FM Online confirmed the signing of Sumaila who has been
playing in Turkey since age 20 and has featured for Torbali, Tire, Soma
According to the player, the people of the village did not have money
so they offered to give him olive oil in return for his services. He
agreed to play for them after speaking to former Turkish midfielder,
The Ghanaian star also went ahead to explain that his contract was to
run for the duration of the tournament after which he would move to
join another team for the coming season.
“I am 25 years old and I have been playing football in amateur teams
in Turkey for about 5 years and I have been playing football in Torbali ,
Tire, Soma and Gaziemir teams.
“I transferred to the Kütahya team for next season. I only moved to
Yörükalispor to play in their one-month long football tournament in
“I came to the village team upon the invitation of Tayfun Albayrak
and he said that the villagers would give me the olive oil they had
obtained from the olives they produced and so, I accepted the offer,”
said the player as quoted by www.haberturk.com