AS Roma Young Nigerian Duo Adams & Emeka Looking Up To Rio 2016 Ace Sadiq Umar As Mentor


The Nigerian teen duo of Adams Muhammed and Chukwuemeka Emmanuel who are presently on the books of Serie A side AS Roma are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sadiq Umar, who is now at Bologna.


Adams and Emeka both joined the U-18 of Roma this season as exclusively reported by months ago, and the duo have been spending time with Sadiq, who played for Roma last season.

Sadiq top scorer for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics is on a season long loan/ co-ownership deal to Bologna from Roma, but he is passing his experience during his stay at the Serie A giants to the emerging duo.

Even though Nura Abdullahi is still at the club, Sadiq Umar who has first team experience after progressing from the youth ranks last season, has been giving tips to the duo on how to make it to the first team in the nearest future.

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Emeka who is a defender is nicknamed Boateng for his similar style of play to the German defender Jerome Boateng, while Adams, a central midfielder by trade is nicknamed “goma” which means 10 in Hausa language, due to his midfield prowess.

They were both signed from the prestigious Football Academy Abuja, same team that produced Sadiq Umar and Nura Abdullahi, and they were teammates to Inter-Milan teen sensation Theophilus Awua at same Abuja academy.