The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied reports circulating around on the incompetence of the Super Eagles medical team.
The medical team has come under intense criticism after Umar Sadiq was seen in a video training with his Spanish club, Real Sociedad.
Sadiq was replaced by Paul Onuachu in Nigeria’s squad for the 2023 Africa Cup after sustaining a knee injury in a friendly against Guinea.
The 26-year-old, who returned to Spain last weekend was expected to be sidelined for three weeks.
“The camp of Nigeria’s senior men football team, Super Eagles has decried reports in sections of the media that have continued to garnish the medical case of Spain-based forward Sadiq Umar with conspiracy theories, incorrect assumptions and unbecoming insinuations. The camp has released a statement with regards to how the player was withdrawn from Nigeria’s squad for the 34th Africa Cup of Nations finals ongoing in Cote