Fast Rising Nigerian Right Back Nura Abdullahi Trains With Roma Ahead Chelsea Tie


Roma concluded their preparations for tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League clash against Chelsea with highly rated Nigerian right back Nura Abdullahi taking part in their tactical sessions.


Nura is yet to make his first team bow for the club, but the 20 year old had his contract at the club extended till 2022 after a string of impressive performances for the B team following his return from a long injury lay off.

Last weekend he was in the squad for the Napoli game in the Serie A but didn’t get to play in the game, and although he took part in the tactical drills ahead of tomorrow’s game his inclusion in the squad looks unlikely.

Known for his pace, power and ball playing abilities, the defender who is also comfortable as a winger joined the club from Serie B side Spezia, alongside his childhood friend Sadiq Umar, who is presently on loan to Torino.

While Sadiq has progressed smoothly to the first team with games and goals under his belt, Nura has had his progress stunted by injuries and a mild heart defect which required corrective surgery one year ago.

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Daniel Martins