- Turkish club Yörükalispor signed Mohammed Sumaila for a fee of 4.53 litres of olive oil
- The Ghanaian was signed by the club to play a tournament that will last for just a month
- The 25-year-old was presented with olive oil by farmers in the Turkish town of Bursa on signing for the club
Mohammed Sumaila, a Ghanaian footballer reportedly joined Turkish regional side Yörükalispor for a fee of 10 pounds (4.53 litres) of olive oil.
NAIJ.com gathered that the amateur footballer did not ask for money or olive oil for him to sign for the club but was presented with olive oil by the poor farmers in the Turkish town of Bursa on signing for the club.
The villagers decided to present the 25-year-old with local produce for his services as he was hired by the Turkish team to play for a local tournament which will last for just one month.
The Turkish-based Ghanaian spoke about the contract as he explained the duration of his deal with the Turkish club.
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Sumaila, quoted by www.haberturk.com said: “I am 25 years old and I have been playing football in amateur teams in Turkey for about 5 years and I have been playing football in Torbali , Tire, Soma and Gaziemir teams.
"I transferred to the Kütahya team for next season. I only moved to Yörükalispor to play in their one-month long football tournament in Mudanya."
“I came to the village team upon the invitation of Tayfun Albayrak and he said that the villagers would give me the olive oil they had obtained from the olives they produced and so, I accepted the offer,” he added.
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