DECEMBER 17, 2014
Just days after his countryman Samuel Barlay signed a contract extension with Swedish second division side Syrianska IF, Sierra Leone international Sheriff Suma has also signed a one-year extension with the club.
Suma, like Barlay, joined the red and yellow club last season on a one-year deal but had an extension option. His new deal will see him stay with Syrianska until the end of the 2015 season.
According to the club’s website, just like his childhood friend Samuel Barlay’s case, Suma and Syrianska IF chose to exercise a contractual option on the extension of the season 2015. The full-back, who can also play a left-out midfield role, played in all Syriac games last season and performed excellently.
“We know there has been interest in Suma from clubs at a significantly higher level, both in Sweden and abroad, and we probably had not really dared to hope that he would be part of our squad next year,” said Isaac Turan – a member of the club’s Sports Committee. “We are obviously delighted that Suma has chosen to stay with us. He is very happy here and we see him as important to the team.”
Suma played for few clubs like Atvidaberg and GAIS for five seasons before he joined Norwegian side Haugesund where he played only a season before joining Ermis Aradippou in Cyprus. He later joined Turkish side Kocaelispor.
From Turkey, he returned to Sweden to play in the topflight league for Jönköping Södra. After a few years, he joined money rich club Ravan in the Azerbaijan league before he chose to join Barlay at Syriac.