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‘Sadiq Key To Almeria’s Promotion’ —LaLiga

‘Sadiq Key To Almeria’s Promotion’  —LaLiga

Umar Sadiq has been described by LaLiga as one of the key actors responsible for Almeria’s promotion to the Spanish topflight.

Almeria finished top in the final standing in the Segunda division on Sunday night after holding Leganes to a 2-2 draw away.

Sadiq was on target for Almeria after drawing his level at 2-2 which proved to be a crucial goal.

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Also on the score sheet was Kenneth Omeruo for Leganes who netted his second goal of the league season.

The result means Almeria and Real Valladolid qualify automatically to the Spanish elite division, while the third team will be decided via a play-off between four teams.

And commenting on Sadiq’s impact, LaLiga wrote on their Twitter handle:“18 goals, 9 assists Sadiq Umar has been one of the key players in the rise of @U_D_Almeria to #LaLigaSantander !“

After spending several seasons in the second level, Almería side was first promoted to the top flight after finishing runner-up in the 2006–07 season.

Following some outstanding performances, as the away win against Deportivo de La Coruña 3–0 in the first La Liga match, the team achieved a final 8th league place in 2007–08.

At the club’s helm was coach Unai Emery, as striker Álvaro Negredo finished team topscorer with 13 goals.

In 2010–11, Almería reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey for the first time ever. In the league, however, the club was finally relegated after a four-year spell in the top flight; in November 2010, coach Juan Manuel Lillo was fired after a 0–8 home loss against FC Barcelona (precisely the team that ousted the Andalusians in the domestic cup’s last-four, with the same score, but on aggregate) and his successor José Luis Oltra met the same fate.

Born in Kaduna, Sadiq started playing football on the streets of his hometown at an early age. He later played for local team Kusa Boys before joining the Future of Africa Football Academy and finally the Football College Abuja.

In June 2013, Sadiq traveled with FCA to Croatia and participated at the Kvarnerska Rivijera youth tournament.

He finished as the competition’s top scorer and helped his team become the champions.

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  • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

    Sadiq the sand bag.. lolzzzz you will set la Liga on fire

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    i am extremely happy for Sadiq on this occasion. Yas, l was one of the few guys who questioned the validity for picking him for National duty because of the Division he played in, l am the same guy who now send Sadiq a big hearty Congratulations for a job well done and for the role he played in elevating his Club to the first Division in Spain. God or Allah will continue guide and Bless you.

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