Why Angry Sadiq Umar Refused To Celebrate Brace Against Honduras


AS Roma teen forward Sadiq Umar who scored a brace for Nigeria Olympic team, in their 3-2 win over Honduras to help them claim the bronze medal of the men’s football event of Rio 2016 Olympics, has revealed why he didn’t celebrate either of his goals.


19 year old Sadiq tapped in a Mikel Obi brilliant ball at the far post to give Nigeria the lead in the first half, and followed it up with another in the second half, when he received a pass from Mikel before wrong footing his marker then sliding home to put the scores at 3-0.

However, he didn’t celebrate any of the goals like he has done with his previous two strike during the course of the tournament, which he puts down to the disappointments of missing out on playing in the final.

” I was grateful to Allah for the goals but my joy was curtailed because am yet to get over the disappointment of not reaching the final, am yet to believe we won bronze” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.

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“I promised my late dad at his grave that I will put in my best to win gold for his sake as he died few days before the start of the Olympics, that can also make you understand why I was so pained that we didn’t make it to the final”.