Sadiq Umar neck to neck with Osimhen : who is better? 

Having played very well against Manchester United in the week with a performance worthy of a goal, Sadiq has now scored the goal he failed to score against Manchester United in a league match today against Spartak Subotika.

Partizan ran away 4:0 winner in this match with Sadiq scoring the second goal of the match in 39 minutes.

What that means is that Sadiq Umar and Victor Osimhen each has 8 goals across the league and European tournaments this season.

Sadiq has 6 goals in the Serbian league and 2 in the Europa league while Osimhen has 7 goals in the French Ligue 1 league and 1 goal in the Uefa Champions League.

Whilst Osimhen is already a Nigeria international and the natural successor to retired Ighalo (in the eyes of many), Sadiq remains largely unproven in senior international football; he is yet to be invited to the Super Eagles.

That said, the 22 year old centre forward was very ruthless for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics where he scored 4 goals in 6 games to help the dream team to Bronze.

Now, he is pushing hard, knocking the door of national team invitation.

Is Sadiq better than Osimhen?

Both are different type of strikers who bring different sort of goal threats. Osimhen is pacy and dynamic while Umar is direct and bullish.

It is indeed testament to the quality of players available to Nigeria at this time that a player like Sadiq Umar is not guaranteed Super Eagles invitation.

What is certain is that if he continues to score regularly for Partizan Belgrade in the league and in the Europa league, Sadiq Umar will be hard to ignore.

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