Umar Sadiq, a 25-year-old Nigerian football player, was born on February 2, 1997. who is a native of Kaduna State. He is a forward for both the Spanish club UD Almera and the Nigerian national team. Sadiq began playing football on the streets of his native Kaduna at a young age. Later, after entering the Future of Africa Football Academy and eventually the Football College Abuja, he played for the local team, Kusa Boys. Sadiq came to Croatia in June 2013 with FCA to take part in the Kvarnerska Rivijera young competition. He contributed to his side’s winning the championship and finished as the competition’s top scorer.
Sadiq was included in Nigeria’s final 18-man Olympic team in July 2016. He participated in all six of his team’s contests and contributed four goals, including a brace in the third-place victory over Honduras.
His childhood hero was Nigerian international Nwankwo Kanu, a player with whom several African football commentators have equated the player’s playing style. Before signing with Roma, Sadiq said Supersport, “I am honored to be compared to such a legend and a great African football ambassador who also played in Italy at one point in his career. I sincerely hope and pray that I can work hard and accomplish as much as he did. When I was younger, I used to like watching him play, and today, I put a lot of effort into improving my skills. He serves as my example. I’ll put in a lot of effort to ensure that I succeed in being the finest. Everything is possible with God.
Sadiq was called up to the Nigerian national squad for the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin and Lesotho on March 27 and 30, respectively, following two good seasons with Partizan and a move to the ascendant Almera.
His net worth is $85,000.