Sadiq set for UCL debut against Entomb
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
Nigerian forward Umar Sadiq could make his UEFA Champions Association debut for Spanish club, Genuine Sociedad, when they take on Entomb Milan in their Gathering C game on Wednesday (today).
The White and Blues, as they are affectionately called, face the Italian side in their most memorable game at the Reale Field.
The Nerazzurri arrived at the last of last season’s opposition, before missing the mark against Manchester City, while their hosts enter Europe’s head competition without precedent for 10 years.
Sociedad procured a spot in the Bosses Association bunch stage this season thanks to their fourth-place finish in LaLiga last time around, as Imanol Alguacil’s side amassed 71 focuses from 38 excursions.
The 2023/24 season is the fifth time Sociedad are contending in the renowned club rivalry however it is the Nigerian’s first.
The 26-year-old striker joined La Genuine from Almeria last season prior to experiencing a season-finishing injury.
Back from the injury he endured, Sadiq has played a sum of 107 minutes across five LaLiga games and has been named in the Sociedad match-day crew against Entomb.
Sadiq, while recovering from the injury in June, said he was unable to hold on to make his presentation in the Bosses Association in the shades of Sociedad.
“The season has gotten done and #wechampionsleaguelikethat,” Sadiq composed on Instagram.
“It gives me extraordinary pride to be important for this group, I’ve been hanging around for certain months yet it appears as though I’ve been hanging around for heaps of years, on account of my colleagues for making it simple for me regardless of whether it’s difficult.
“Because of the clinical staff and my mentors for being close to me during my recovery and putting a grin all over when I was feeling stressed.
“That is the very thing that causes me to comprehend that LA Genuine is a family. You all are so extraordinary and I trust one year from now will be more exceptional. See you soon.”
The striker presently has the chance of making his presentation against the Serie A club today.