Defender Rashid Summaila to stay at Al Qadsiah amidst Covid-19 scare in Saudi Arabia

Published on: 23 March 2020

Ghanaian defender Rashid Summaila will stay with his Al-Qadsiah FC side in Saudi Arabia through these difficult times of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

This according to the deputy head of his club, Khalaf Al-Salama is a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus or the contracting by any of their players.

In a statement, the football administrator said: "The professionals of the first team of Qadsiah, the Jordanian Uday Al-Saifi, and the Palestinian Uday al-Dabbagh, along with Ghanaian Rashid Sumayla and Nigerian James, with Brazilian Lucas Gaoqio, are present in the country, and none of them left until waiting for a resolution of the fate of the current season, whether by local competitions or external posts awaiting the team”.

The Coronavirus has forced the suspension of the Saudi Arabia top-flight league as well as the AFC Cup. The Saudi authorities continue to monitor the situation on the grounds and will make an announcement on when the competitions will resume in due time.

As of Monday, March 23, 2020, there have been 512 confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia with 16 of the infected persons said to have recovered.

Rashid Summaila who has been in fine form for Al Qadsiah is self-isolating but hopes the worrying situation will be over soon to ensure he gets to visit his family and friends in Ghana soon.