Serie A club, AS Roma, have extended their congratulatory message to the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) and former Dream Team forward, Sadiq Umar in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.
Umar had a stint with Roma, where he managed just one goal in the 2017 International Champions Cup against Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
He was part of the Dream Team squad that won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic game, scoring four goals in the process.
The Serie A club also congratulated Nwankwo Kanu, Austine Okocha, Wizkid and recently evicted 2019 Big Brother Naija Housemate, Tacha as Nigeria marks another Independence celebration.
“Happy Independence Day to Tacha, DJ Spinall, Roma Pidgin Admin, Sade, our partners the NFF & Super Eagles, Sadiq Umar, Chinedu from Enugu, Burna Boy, Nura Abdullahi, Super Falcons, Jide from Lagos, Davido, Ebuka, Frank Donga, Mark Otabor, Wizkid, Okocha, Kanu & Aminu from Kano.”
Happy Independence Day to Tacha, DJ Spinall, Roma Pidgin Admin, Sade, our partners the NFF & Super Eagles, Sadiq Umar, Chinedu from Enugu, Burna Boy, Nura Abdullahi, Super Falcons, Jide from Lagos, Davido, Ebuka, Frank Donga, Mark Otabor, Wizkid, Okocha, Kanu & Aminu from Kano pic.twitter.com/iaJmqlbWcx— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 1, 2019
Recall that last month the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced that it had signed a multi-year partnership with the Italian football club, AS Roma to boost the development of football in Nigeria.
The partnership, which was unveiled in Abuja, will see the NFF and Roma collaborate together on and off the pitch, says the statement released by NFF via its Twitter handle.
In the same vein, German Bundesliga side, Bayer Leverkusen also penned their congratulatory message to Nigeria as the nation marks their 59th Independence anniversary.
More so, English Premier League club, Everton have commemorated with former Super Eagles stars such as Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Joseph Yobo, Victor Anichebe, Daniel Amokachi and new signing, Alex Iwobi on the Independence Anniversary of Nigeria.
🇳🇬 | Happy Independence Day, Nigeria! 💙 pic.twitter.com/4CyLDE4hEM— Everton (@Everton) October 1, 2019
In a tweet on Tuesday, the club wished Nigeria happy independence, saying “Happy Independence Day, Nigeria!”