Nigerian attackers have been impressive in recent months, and one of them has had his brilliant performances rewarded
Former Dream Team striker Sadiq Umar has won La Liga Smartbank player of the month award for January following his starring role for Almeria.
Umar joined Almeria from Partizan Belgrade last October and has been vital in their push for promotion into the Spanish top-flight.
Almeria currently sit in the third position with 49 points- two points behind Mallorca in the first position with Umar’s performance vital to the surge.
The former Rangers star has scored 13 times in 24 games this season with 11 of the goals coming in 21 league games.
Umar found the back of the next five times and provided an assist in three league games last month, and that has earned him the January player of the month.
#Nigerian Sadiq Umar was today presented with La Liga 2 Player of the Month award for January 2021.
— Ojora Babatunde (@ojbsports) February 14, 2021
He is one of Nigeria’s prolific strikers in Europe this season and has been tipped for a debut call-up ahead of the Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers next month.