Born in Kumasi, Baba Sule arrived in Spain from Ghana’s Kumasi Cornerstones, and proceeded to represent over nine Spanish clubs including RCD Mallorca and CF Rayo Majadahonda with whom he spent ten years in the second division.
Sule’s career was marked by frustrating episodes of injuries and illness, including being diagnosed of hepatitis at Mallorca in 1996, and a broken leg while on loan to Ourense.
In 2008, following a frustrating stay in Spain, Sule moved back to Africa, joining Nigerian side Kwara United FC.
The 38-year-old now collects balls at lower league Fuenlabrada who recently faced La Liga Champions Real Madrid in a Copa del Rey showdown.
Sule now fondly reminisces his successes with Ghana at the Under-17 World Championships in 1995 and the Under-20 World Championships, in 1997, where his two goals helped Ghana finish fourth.
The young midfielder’s performances got the attention of Real Madrid who brought him for their youth team in 1999 but ended up not playing for the Los Blancos as he went out on loan to Leganes, a second division club at the time.
An Interview with Baba Sule in Punto Pelota (2009)
“I tore ligaments in the first game of the season and while I recovered, the day I returned my knee went. It was very tough for me.”
Baba Sule retired in 2006 and while working as a chauffeur, had the pleasure of driving David de Gea about when he was in the Atletico Madrid youth team.
“I helped him with his English on those trips and we still speak every now and again,” he said
But in 2015, it was all joy for the former Ghana International as second-division Spanish side Fuenlabrada invited him to offer his services as a utility man.
“They told me that they needed a utility man and I had always missed football and being involved so I did not think twice,” he added.