Super Eagles Star Sends Stunning Message to Nigerians After Making Final AFCON List

Super Eagles Star Sends Stunning Message to Nigerians After Making Final AFCON List

Ibitoye Shittu
December 27, 2021 at 5:33 PM
  • Umar Sadiq has confirmed his readiness to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the coming AFCON in Cameroon
  • The former Roma and Torino star is among the final 28-man squad that will travel to Cameroon for the tournament
  • Sadiq stated clearly that he is grateful for the chance to be called stressing that he will do all his best to help the team

Umar Sadiq who plays for Spanish side Almeria has explained that he is ready to fight for his nation, Nigeria, at the coming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after making the Super Eagles list.

Recently, the Nigerian Football Federation released the names of the 28 players that will represent the country in Cameroon in which Umar Sadiq is among.

In the ongoing sesson in Spain, Umar Sadiq has been impressive for Almeria and the Nigerian has scored 9 goals in 19 games played so far.

Umar Sadiq
Nigerian forward Umar Sadiq in action for Almeria. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce
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The 24-year-old stated clearly that he is super happy to be invited into the Super Eagles after playing six games for the Under 23 side.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Umar Sadiq disclosed that playing for the Super Eagles has always been his dream.

Umar Sadiq's reaction to Super Eagles call-up

“It’s a dream come true for me that finally, I will honour the invitation of the Super Eagles to serve my fatherland.
“Although I have played for the U23 in the Olympics but playing for the senior team, Super Eagles, is a special kind of pride. I’m grateful to God for this opportunity and everybody that believe in me. I hope to do my very best to make Nigeria proud.''

Nigeria Name Ahmed Musa, Ighalo, Iwobi in 28-man Super Eagles Final List for 2021 AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Augustine Eguavoen who is the interim manager for the Super Eagles named his final 28-man squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon which will start on January 9.

As expected, Ahmed Musa is on the list as former Liverpool player Taiwo Awoniyi also made the final squad for the Africa's prestigious competition.

According to the confirmation by the Nigerian Football Federation, they disclosed that all the players called for the AFCON must start reporting to camp in Abuja from December 29.

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