‘Is this not the injured Umar Sadiq?’ – Super Eagles fans want answers after shock return

Super Eagles fans have taken to social media to find answers to the sudden injury recovery of striker Sadiq Umar.

The forward was originally named in Jose Peseiro's final AFCON 2023 squad but had to pull out due to injury, and was replaced by Paul Onuachu.

Sadiq named in Real Sociedad squad for Osasuna clash

Days after leaving the camp of the Super Eagles due to injury, the Nigerian forward has been named in his club's squad for a Copa del Rey fixture against Osasuna scheduled for 17 January.

Umar Sadiq trains with club

After news of his inclusion in Real Sociedad's travelling squad, a video of him training with his teammates surfaced on the internet, casting doubts on the alleged injury.

Super Eagles fans reacts to Sadiq's sudden injury recovery

Nigeria fans have flooded social media to share their view on their striker's sudden injury recovery and disrespecting the Africa Cup of Nations.

Another fan had this to say:

Real Sociedad clears the air

According to Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea, the manager of the Spanish club, the striker wanted to stay with the Super Eagles, but the Super Eagles had other plans.

NFF reacts to Umar Sadiq news

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have reacted to the viral news:

The Super Eagles drew with Equatorial Guinea in their Group A opener and will be playing against host nation Ivory Coast on 18 January 18.

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