Gambian to turn ‘local’ for Pahang?
Malaysia in 2012 when he signed with Terengganu and has been here since. He also played for Police and Perlis before joining Pahang this year.
Sumareh meets Fifa’s criterion (for a player to assume a new nationality), which reads that a player must live for at least five years after reaching the age of 18 on the territory of the relevant association and has never played for any other national team.
When asked about his citizenship application, Sumareh did not want to comment but stated that he was open to the idea.
“Sumareh came here with his businessman father 11 years ago. He studied and played football here. I am receptive. Why not? It is okay to try (for citizenship),” Dollah told Timesport yesterday.
Pahang have already signed former Boca Juniors B midfielder Yamil Romero and the Argentine will be registered when the mid-season transfer window opens today.