Sadiq Umar’s Remarkable Return to Action: A Twist in the AFCON Tale
Super Eagles forward, Sadiq Umar, made a surprising comeback to the field in the Copa del Rey match against Osasuna, just days after departing Nigeria’s AFCON camp due to an injury.
AFCON Camp Exit and Speculations: Did the Super Eagles Doctor Err in Diagnosis?
Initially named in the Super Eagles’ AFCON squad, Umar withdrew due to an injury sustained in a pre-tournament friendly.
Speculations arose when he was spotted training with his club, suggesting a possible misdiagnosis by the Super Eagles doctor.
NFF’s Firm Response: Due Process Followed in Confirming Umar’s Injury
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) issued a statement dismissing speculations, asserting that due process was followed in confirming Sadiq Umar’s injury, and there was no error in the diagnosis.
Real Sociedad’s Surprise Inclusion: Umar Features in Copa del Rey Clash
Hours after the NFF’s statement, Real Sociedad included Umar in the squad list for their Copa del Rey match against Osasuna.
Umar started on the bench but made a significant impact when introduced in the 73rd minute.
Copa del Rey Performance: Almost Inspires Goals in Real Sociedad’s Victory
Despite starting as a substitute, Umar almost inspired two goals, with Real Sociedad eventually securing a 2-0 victory against Osasuna.
His dynamic play contributed to the team’s success.
Looking Ahead: Umar’s Next Challenge and Super Eagles’ AFCON Clash
Sadiq Umar is set to continue his football journey on January 20, facing Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga.
Meanwhile, his countrymen will be in action against Ivory Coast in their second group-stage game in the 2023 AFCON.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn