Umar Sadiq has been included in Real Sociedad’s 22-man squad for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey round of 16 fixture at Osasuna.
Sociedad announced the squad for the Cup game on their X handle on Tuesday.
Sadiq’s inclusion in the squad will raise eyebrows in Nigeria since he was released from the Super Eagles AFCON 2023 camp due to injury.
Also, he replaced by Trabzonspor striker Paul Onuachu, who was in action in the 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea.
There were reports on social media questioning the hastiness in which Sadiq was allowed to leave the team’s camp only for him to resume training with his club teammates.
Reacting to the reports, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released a statement to address the issue concerning Sadiq’s exit from the camp.
“The camp of Nigeria’s senior men football team, Super Eagles has decried reports in sections of the media that