Super Eagles suffer Umar Sadiq blow ahead of Algeria friendly

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Nigeria striker, Umar Sadiq, has emerged as a big doubt for the friendly match with Algeria later this month, after he picked up an injury in the LaLiga clash between Real Sociedad and Getafe on Sunday.

Sadiq could only last 38 minutes after he was handed his first league start for Sociedad.

The Super Eagles star limped off injured after sustaining a knock.

The striker was assisted off the pitch with Sociedad later confirming that the player could not continue due to a twisted knee.

“Sadiq has withdrawn due to a twisted right knee,” the club said via a social media post after the match.

It is still not known how long the striker will be out but his absence will be a blow to the Spanish side who paid a club record €20 million with another potential €5 million in add-ons, to bring him to the club following the departure of Swedish forward Alexander Isak.

His absence could also scuttle Jose Peseiro’s plans for the September 27 friendly match against Algeria in Oran, especially given Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will not be available after sustaining a thigh injury that will keep him out for a number of weeks.

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