Mixed Emotions For Sadiq Umar – Scores Potential Goal Of The Season, Sent Off As Well

Umar Sadiq of A.C. Perugia 1905 during the Italian Serie B 2018/2019 match between Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC and A.C. Perugia 1905 at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca on January 26, 2019 in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. (Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Former Nigeria U23 top scorer Sadiq Umar had an eventful game for Perugia in their 3-1 win over Salernitana in the Italian Serie B by scoring his second goal in as many games before picking up the first red card of his career.


Fresh from scoring his first goal for the team he joined in January after terminating his loan deal with Scottish side Rangers, Sadiq who is contractually a player of Serie A side Roma finished with style for his second league goal after his maiden strike against Venezia on Wednesday.

Sadiq was first to a through pass from Vlad Dragomir and without breaking his stride he lashed home an unstoppable drive which flew past the goalkeeper on the post he was guarding to put his team two goals up.

His day was brought to a premature end after he was booked twice in quick succession, hence a red card leaving his team with ten men for the rest of the game. They however scored another to cancel out Salernitana lone goal to edge the tie 3-1.

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The other Nigerian at the club Kingsley Michael who is on loan from Bologna marked his return from injury by appearing as a substitute in the 90th minute ‎of the win which saw them move from 8th to 7th on the log.

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