Pahang midfielder Mohamadou Sumareh has thanked HRH Major General Tunku Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim and the Malaysian Football League (MFL) for allowing him to be registered as a local player in Liga Malaysia (Liga-M) starting in March 2019.
According to the 24 year-old, it is an honour to be able to represent Malaysia in his footballing duties.
“I am very proud to wear the colours of Malaysia (very soon),” as quoted by Mohamadou Sumareh.
From 2 March 2019, he will be listed as a local player, as it was authorised by the Board of Directors of MFL.
“I would like to thank the Chairman and MFL for allowing me this chance of a lifetime.
“I am looking forward to officially being known as one of the boys. Prior to this, I have always felt like I did not belong, but right now, I am humbled by the opportunity to be regarded as a Malaysian.
Mohamadou Sumareh also shed some light on his playing career before joining PDRM in 2013.
“I have lived in Malaysia ever since I was a kid. I trained with the Kuala Lumpur Youth Soccer (KLYS) academy as a teenager and then I was offered the chance to join the Steve Biko academy in Gambia. However, I was not offered a professional contract and I am happy to say that my first club was PDRM,” as concluded by Mohamadou Sumareh.
Mohamadou Sumareh was selected by national team head coach Tan Cheng Hoe as part of his 24-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Sri Lanka (12 October) and Kyrgyzstan (16 October).