Roma Nura Abdullahi Could Be The Long Term Solution To Eagles Right Back Problems After Returning From Injury


Highly rated Nigerian full back Nura Abdullahi could be the long term solution to the right back issues current bedeviling the Super Eagles of Nigeria.


Nura, who is highly rated around the corridors of Italian side AC Roma has been plagued by two serious injury since joining the Serie A side on a permanent transfer from Spezia, after a fruitful loan spell alongside his child hood friend Sadiq Umar.

However he has returned to full fitness and will mark his comeback with a game for the Primavera sie of the Rome based outfit against Crotone, which could be the spring he needs to make a first team appearance for the team.

Quick and strong in tackle, the 19 year old was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona before he suffered a minor cardiac issue last year that required surgery.

The first team coach of Roma Luciano Spalleti made reference to his return from injury during his press conference ahead of their Serie A tie against Torino, a sign of how high the club rates the defender, who at a point in time was voted the best right teen back in Italy, while at Spezia.

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Coach of the Nigeria senior team Gernot Rohr is short of options at full back, particularly at right back, where he has used three different players in the three games he has handled Nigeria.

Out of the three players, the coach has used only Musa Muhammed is a natural right back but his lack of game time at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, means the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo have been deployed to his role despite their natural positions as central midfielder and defender.