Ghanaian star Rashid Sumaila has indicated that he is in talks with Kuwaiti giants, Qadsia Sporting Club, over an extension of his current contract.
The Black Stars defender's deal with the Kings expires on June 30, 2020 with negotiations already underway for a possible renewal, but the player says the talks have been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic which has affected global sports.
"We started the contract talks with my club but now everything is on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic as football has also been suspended," Sumaila disclosed to the Daily Graphic.
"Moreover, my agent and I are also weighing up available options before committing to another extension."
The aggressive centre-back also lauded the quality of the Kuwaiti League as among the best in the Gulf region.
"The Kuwaiti is a perfect ground for anyone who is eyeing a move to the Gulf. I have played in Qatar which is arguably the best league in the Gulf region and the Kuwaiti League is at that level."
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Concerning his national team future, Sumaila said he was hopeful that every player has a chance to feature underthe new coach, Charles Akonnor.
"We now have a new Black Stars coach who is our former national team captain, Charles Akonnor, and I wish him well. Definitely, I know under him every player has an equal chance of getting into the team," he added.
Sumaila, who was part of the Black Stars team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, has previously played for clubs like South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, Al Gharafa of Qatar and Red Star Belgrade.
The 27-year-old has been voted Al Qadsia Player of the Season twice during his spell with the Kuwaiti side.