Sumareh to continue playing for nation if needed

Mohamadou Sumareh

BANGKOK – Malaysia’s first naturalised footballer, Mohamadou Sumareh who just move to Thai League 1 side, Police Tero FC said he will continue to don Harimau Malaya colours.

The 26-year-old winger who just completed his move to Police Tero FC on Sept 7, said he will play for the Malaysian national team when the coach needs him.

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“When we have national team duty, I have to go home and represent Malaysia,” he told Bernama.

When asked whether he will be returning to the Malaysian Football League in the future, Sumareh said “most likely”.

“I am not sure which team yet…I do not want to focus on that now. I am here (Police Tero), I want to do well here.

“I have no idea what the future holds for me… when the time comes, I will see where I will end up,” he said.

Sumareh latest stint sees him joining national teammate Dominic Tan, who signed a two-year contract with Police Tero FC in July last year.

Sumareh thanked his fans for supporting him to play abroad.

“I am happy they want to see me playing here. Malaysian fans are very supportive to players moving abroad,” he said.

— BERNAMA