Nura Abdullahi, Roma defender, quits football at 21 after heart condition

Nura Abdullahi, Roma defender, quits football at 21 after heart condition

- Nura Abudulahi's dream of becoming a top football star hit the rocks following medical condition

- The Roma full-back was advised by the club to quit the game after undergoing cardiological tests

-Abudlahi recently signed a four-year extension that will keep him at the club until 2021

Nura Abdullahi has been forced to into early retirement from football because of a heart problem and he is currently in talks with Roma over his contract.

In March, the Serie A club advised the 21-year-old to quit the game for 30 days after undergoing some cardiological tests at the club.

Abdulahi has not played a competitive game since February 2018 when he turned out for Serie B club Perugia.

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He initially joined Roma on loan from Spezia in June 2015 before the Stadio Olimpico outfit made his deal permanent a year later with a $2million signing.

Despite his fine displays in the youth side, Abdulahi was unable to break into the first-team and was loaned out to Perugia last January where he only played 53 minutes of football in three matches.

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In 2017, the young Nigerian prospect signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him with Roma until the summer of 2021.

According to Italian news media outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are considering a coaching role for the Kaduna-born full after spending four years with the club.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Papy Faty, a Burundian international, collapsed and died during a football match after he disobeyed medical advice to quit the game because of his heart condition.

The 28-year-old was involved in a league game for Swaziland side Malanti Chiefs when he fell ill and died as a result. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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