Turkey based Ghanaian footballer, Mohammed Sumaila, has sealed an incredible and somewhat ludicrous deal with Turkish side Yörükalispor for a ‘record fee’ of 10 pounds (4.53 liters) of olive oil.
Affirming this rumour, Ghana’s City FM Online revealed that Sumaila who has been playing in Turkey since age 20 and has included for Torbali, Tire, Soma, and Gaziemir.
The Footballer who took up the offer after speaking to Ex- Turkish midfielder, Tayfun Albaryak, said the choice was reached on the basis that the town doesn’t have the financial capabilities to pay for his services, so they offered to give him olive oil. The Ghanaian star likewise proceeded to clarify that his contract was to run for the term of the competition, after which he would move to join another club 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 Mudanya.“ “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