Nigeria Rio 2016 Star Sadiq Umar Scores Winner For Roma In Pre Season Game


Italian Serie A side Roma took on Slovacko in their second pre season game at their training camp in Pinzolo, and they had their Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar to thank as his goal gave them a 1-0 win.


Back at Roma after a loan spell at Bologna last season, the 21 year old has been involved in all of the first team drills of new Roma coach Eusebio Di Fran‎cesco, and the coach stuck by him despite profligacy in their 8-0 win over Pinzolo three days ago.

Sadiq was introduced as a second half substitute with the game heading for what looks like a draw as scores was at 0-0, the giant striker who finished as top scorer for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics scored what ended as the winner for his team.

Jololo like he is called by close friends and team-mates in Nigeria finished off a fine team move by side footing home a cross from the right for the only goal of the game in what was their final game at the camp in Pinzolo.

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They will head back to Rome for the next phase of their preparations ahead of the start of next season, and a decision on Sadiq is likely to be taken, but for now it appears the forward might remain at the club.

A loan deal just like last season has been mooted, but a source close to revealed Roma have already turned down a loan request from Hellas Verona for the lanky forward.


Osas Mahawi