The contrasting fortune of Nigeria teen duo at Italian Serie A side, AS Roma means while Nura Abdullahi is in the primavera side preparing to take on Red Bull Salzburg in a UEFA youth league knockout game, Sadiq Umar his Nigerian counterpart at the team now a main part of the main team is excluded from the tie.
Both players joined the team on loan this summer from Italian Serie B side Spezia after a stellar campaign with the Primavera side of the Serie B side last season where Sadiq emerged as top scorer and best player in the Primavera league while Nura got voted best right back in the League.
Their loan deal is reportedly set to be converted into a permanent deal this summer going by their performances since moving to Roma but a heart scare slowed down Nura’s progress while Sadiq made hay by having his debut with the main team and soring twice.
Nura returned from his heart troubles and made the bench in their last serie A game and a proof of how highly rated he is withing the corridor of the Rome outfit made them block inquiries from other teams who wanted him on loan during the winter transfer period.
However as part of his recovery the pacy right full back tipped to be a main part of the main team next season will feature in the game tomorrow as he builds up his fitness