Rafiat Folakemi Sule (born 3 August 2000), is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward at club level for the Bari-based A.S.D. Pink Sport Time,[1] in Italian Serie A. She previously donned the colours of Rivers Angels, and was top scorer in the league for two consecutive seasons. She has been described as "technically sound" with a sharp eye for goals from all distance.[2]

Rafiat Sule
Personal information
Full name Rafiat Folakemi Sule
Date of birth (2000-08-03) 3 August 2000 (age 23)
Place of birth Kaduna, Nigeria
Position(s) Forward,
Team information
Current team
Pink Sport Bari
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Jagunmolu FC
2015–2017 Bayelsa Queens 24 (31)
2017–2019 Rivers Angels 27 (17)
2019–2020 Bayelsa Queens 10 (11)
2020– Pink Sport Bari 13 (0)
International career
2018-2019 Nigeria national team 5 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career


In May 2015, Sule reiterated her full belief in the ability of her teammates and manager in the ongoing season.[3] She opined that she was convinced that Bayelsa Queens will end the season in a good position.[3] During the 2015 season, Sule scored 11 goals in the league and two goals in the Federations Cup.[4] She dedicated her golden boot to her deceased father and to her teammates for the motivation, describing the award as a sign that she was on the right path to realize her dreams.[5] In 2016, her performance for Bayelsa Queens led to her nomination for the May 2016 player of the month.[6] In March 2017, Sule, alongside Cecilia Nku, Halimatu Ayinde and Tochukwu Oluehi, were signed by Rivers Angels.[7]

At the 2017 Ladies in Sports conference, Sule was honoured for her outstanding performance during the previous season.[8][9]

She joins the Italian Serie A A.S.D. Pink Sport Time team based in Bari in August 2020.[1]

International career


In February 2018, Sule was invited to the camp of the Nigerian national team ahead of the WAFU Cup in Côte d'Ivoire, but did not make the final squad list.[10][11]




  1. ^ a b "Sule Rafiat Folakemi Archivi".
  2. ^ "New blood set to booast Flamingoes". Super Sports. November 2015. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  3. ^ a b "Rafiat Sule : Bayelsa Queens Are In Confident Mood". allnigeriasoccer.com. May 10, 2015. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  4. ^ "Young Queen Sule dedicates award". Super Sport. October 2015. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  5. ^ "Bayelsa Queens Striker, Rofiat Sule Dedicates NWPL Golden Boots Award To Late Dad, Coaches". Sahara Reporters sports. October 2015. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  6. ^ "Igbinovia, Five Others Get Player of the Month Award Nomination". allnigeriasoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  7. ^ "NWABUOKU, NKU, AYINDE AND OLUEHI JOIN RIVERS ANGELS". Goal.com. March 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  8. ^ "Falode, others task Ladies in Sports on development". Eagle Online. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  9. ^ "Ladies In Sports Chat Way For Women Sports". Sports Day. 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  10. ^ "WAFU Cup: 35 Players Invited To Super Falcons Camp". Complete Sports. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  11. ^ "FC Robo Queen's Rasheedat Ajibade tops Nigeria women squad for 2018 Wafu Women's Cup". Goal.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  12. ^ "PITCH AWARDS: Oshoala, Ndidi, Ikeme emerge winners". Ripples Nigeria. 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-07.