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Umar Sadiq: Nigerian striker says it is an honour to be compared to Kanu

Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq has stated that it is an honour to be compared with Super Eagles great Nwankwo Kanu.

The 21-year-old Nigerian forward recently signed for Scottish Premiership side Rangers on a loan deal from AS Roma.

Sadiq who will be under the tutelage of Steven Gerrard is hoping to be an instant hit with the Scottish side.

In a report with the Rangers website, Sadiq talked about his style of play and also the similarities in his game and Kanu.

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He said, “I don’t like to say anything about myself but I am a hardworking player who always wants to help the team.

“I am just myself, even though in Nigeria I am compared to the legend Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor. It is an honour when someone talks about Adebayor or Kanu next to me.”

Sadiq who is yet to feature for the Super Eagles revealed that football is more than a game to him which is why he works hard on the field of play.

Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq has completed on season-long year loan to Scottish Premiership side Rangers from Italian Serie A giants AS Roma. play Sadiq recently signed for Rangers (Rangers)

He said, “I love playing football, for me, it is more than a game. I hope I can score goals here and to help the team as well.

“In football, you never know what is going to happen but hard work pays and with the work I am going to do here I think I will be successful.”

Sadiq will hope to have a successful spell in Scotland just as he did in the Eredivisie with NAC Breda last season and get a call-up for the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

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