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Sadiq Umar plays for Club 4 Days After Being Ruled Out Of AFCON

Despite being ruled out by the Super Eagles’ medical team, Umar appeared as a 73rd-minute substitute for Real Sociedad in their 2-0 victory over Osasuna in the Copa del Rey.

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Sadiq Umar, who initially deemed unfit for the Africa Cup of Nations due to a knock sustained during a friendly, made a surprising return to action just four days later.

Despite being ruled out by the Super Eagles’ medical team, Umar appeared as a 73rd-minute substitute for Real Sociedad in their 2-0 victory over Osasuna in the Copa del Rey.

This development contradicted the three-week unfit status declared by the national team’s medical staff, raising questions about the handling of Umar’s case.

The Nigeria Football Federation, earlier dismissing conspiracy theories, had emphasized the professional management of the striker’s medical condition.

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