Nigerian Star Scores Crucial Goal in Spain Helping his Side to Massive Draw

Nigerian Star Scores Crucial Goal in Spain Helping his Side to Massive Draw

- Umar Sadiq’s goal for Almeria was cancelled out by Dimata in their 1-1 draw with Espanyol

- The Nigerian international opened the scoring of the encounter five minutes from the restart

- Sadiq has now scored 18 goals and provided three assists in 34 appearances this season

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Umar Sadiq was on the score-sheet in Almeria’s 1-1 with Segunda Division leaders Espanyol at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos on Monday night, April 19.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring in the encounter in the 50th minute before Dimata equalised for Espanyol in eight minutes later.

The visitors missed the chance to secure maximum points in the game when Raul de Tomas missed from the spot in the 69th minute.

Sadiq has now scored 18 goals and provided three assists in 34 appearances across all competitions for Almeria this season.

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Jose Gomes’ side occupies third spot on the table with 61 points from 35 games.

Sadiq was also on the score-sheet in Almeria’s 3-0 win over Malaga at the Estadio La Rosaleda on March 30.

The Nigerian international who was prevented by the club from joining his teammates for the AFCON qualifiers found the net about 13 minutes from the end following a Manu Morianes.

Nigerian Star Scores Crucial Goal in Spain Helping His Side to Massive Draw
Umar Sadiq and teammates celebrate a goal. Photo: Fermin Rodriguez
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Meanwhile, Nigerian Professional Football League club Enyimba have reportedly placed a staggering €1million (about N550million) asking price on their forward Anayo Iwuala.

Iwuala who has been impressive in the NPFL this season for the Peoples’ Elephants earned a call up into the national team for the just concluded AFCON qualifiers.

The 22-year-old impressed on his national team debut against the Squirrels of Benin in Porto Novo on March 27 where Nigeria grabbed a late goal through Paul Onuachu to claim all three points.

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Iwuala also came in as a substitute three days later in the game against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere Lagos.

The former KADA City star then returned to his club and delivered a sumptuous assist in Enyimba’s 2-1 home win against Tunisian ES Setif.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Alex Iwobi has always attributed his success in his football career to his family and the Everton star posed with a purse that has a picture of them on it.

In a recent social media post, the Super Eagles attacker was holding a purse that had the picture of himself, his father Chuba, his mum and his sister Marie on the small purse.

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