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Eagles RoundUp: Umar Nets Brace As Partizan Maintain Top Spot in Serbian Super Liga

Eagles RoundUp: Umar Nets Brace As Partizan Maintain Top Spot in Serbian Super Liga

Sadiq Umar scored a brace as Partizan Belgrade fought back to thrash Radnicki Nis 4-1 at the Cair Stadium on Saturday.

Umar, who is loan at Partizan Belgrade from Italian club, AS Roma scored his side’s second and second goal in the encounter.

The triumph moved Partizan to the top of the Serbian top-flight table with 23 points after nine matches.

The 22-year-old has now four league goals for Partizan Belgrade this season.

Umar, a scorer of five goals across all competitions this campaign, will be hoping to maintain his goalscoring form when Partizan Belgrade visit Astana for their Uefa Europa League fixture on Thursday.

In Spain, Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem were both in action as Leganes fell to a 1-0 away defeat against Granada.

Leganes are still without a win in the LaLiga this season.

Ramon Azeez was also in action for Granada in the game.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Umar! Siasia’s joker that year.I’m glad he’s playing regularly.Rangers won’t use him but Roma won’t let him go.Roma know what they see in him,na Gerard know wetin he dey see.
    The boy is a dangerous forward and really quick in full flight and at over 6feet,he’s the real deal.
    Let’s keep following and supporting our players whether they play in big clubs or not.
    Umar is one of those players available to us as a result of what was said in this comment below:

    “We are reaping the dividends of a shift to what is right at the youth football cadre. We began to see truly young players,like L.Haruna,J. Obiora,Ramon Azeez,Esiti,Agu,K.Iheanacho,the Nwakali brothers,Azu,Chukwueze,Awoniyi,Osimhen,Etebo,Omeruo,and many others at our youth level. We started hearing that a good number of our U-17 players were academy players,unlike before when an U-17 player is a player at 3SC,Rangers,Julius Berger and they have played donkey years in the Nigerian league before being called up for d National U-17 team.Laughable.

    Something shifted and coaches like late Manu Garba,Obuh,Siasia,Amunike,etc went for the truly young.I’m not even certifying that these coaches were perfect with the ages or that the coaches were angels in their conduct,BUT WHAT WAS CLEAR was that we saw boys playing for U-17,20,23,who really looked it.
    These seeds sown within the last 10yrs,have begun to germinate. Today, what a large group of youthful players to choose from. It’s always an advantage if u have played age-grade football to fit into the senior team. That’s why countries maintain a football philosophy. U play in the Brazilian,English,German,Spanish age-grade team,it’s so easy to blend,when you move up to the seniors. See Cabellos of Spain.
    Nigeria too has it’s philosophy. It may not be written,but if you know,u know.That is why some of us screamed when Rohr was trying to change our philosophy. It’s also why some of us were not scared with Ighalo’s retirement because,it would force the hand of the coach into playing our philosophy,since the man waiting to feel his boot(Osimhen),knows this philosophy.
    Let’s keep up the good work.”

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