Former defender of the reigning MTN FA Cup champions, Larry Ibrahim Sumaila, who recently parted ways with the Rainbows has reportedly signed a two-year contract with FC Samartex.
The defender was linked to Aduana Stars but report gathered indicates that the former PAOK defender will be in the colours of the newly-promoted side in the upcoming season.
Sumaila’s contract with Hearts of Oak expired on 31st May, 2022.
He was restricted to the bench, and suffered to have an enough playing time after the departure of their former coach Kosta Papic.
Sumaila was out of favor at the Phobians camp, yet, he had the dream of making his stay possible.
During the 2021/22 season, got the opportunity to play in the GPL game against Bibiani Gold Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium where he demonstrated a great performance but he was never given the needed opportunity.
Sumaila was signed by Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak on a free transfer in 2019, after training with the club for weeks. He signed a two-year deal with an option to extend it by another year based on his performance. He made his debut during the 2019 GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition on 25 May 2019, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 loss to Dreams FC.
During the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season. he played in 3 league matches before the league was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was named on the club’s squad list for the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season. On 4 January 2020, during match day 3, he was adjudged the man of the match in a 0–0 draw with Karela United.