Dream Team VI Striker Sadiq Umar Reflects On Comparisons With Nigeria Legend Kanu


Nigeria Under-23s forward Sadiq Umar says it’s easy for people to draw comparisons between himself and Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo, after his dazzling display against Japan in Nigeria’s first game at the Rio 2016 Olympics.


The AS Roma teen prospect who took the Serie A by storm last season told Owngoalnigeria.com in an interview shortly after Nigeria’s 5-4 win over Japan, a game in which he scored the first goal, that he is honoured by the comparisons.

” First of all, it’s a nice feeling to be compared to King Kanu and I understand why, but I think am a little bit faster but you could look at the way we both finish and see lots of similarities, still am learning and for now am “Jololo”. Sadiq said.

” I am cool with the tag “New Kanu” and I fully understand why. Kanu had an unbelievable career record and to get anywhere near that would be a great achievement for myself.

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” I used to look up to him when I was much younger, didn’t watch Atlanta 1996 to be honest I was barely a year old then but I watched clips of his game. He makes goal scoring looks very easy at times”.