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Should Sadiq Umar replace Paul Onuachu in Super Eagles? 

Following another impressive display from Sadiq Umar yesterday in the Serbian league, where his hat trick helped his team to a 6:2 win, a Super Eagles fan has suggested that the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist replaces Paul Onuachu in the national team.

Sadiq has now scored 10 goals in 13 league appearances for Partizan Belgrade this season. He is also joint top scorer in the Serbian top flight along with Petkovic.

Commenting on an Internet platform, the fan wrote :

He (Sadiq Umar) is an Improved version of Onuachu.

With all due respect to Onuachu, his style of play does not suit the fast pace style the Super Eagles are currently adapting to.

His hold up play isn’t perfect either and he doesn’t use his height to his advantage (like Agali in not so distant past).

For me, judging from what I have watched them play this season (and I mean all around play,not just goals); my preference for the 9 role is as follows:

1.Osimhen 2. Dessers(if he switches allegiance and agrees to play) 3. Sadiq 4. Olayinka 5. Okereke 6. Akpom 7. Odey 8. Onuachu 9. Maja

Barring in mind the season is ongoing and it is subject to change.

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