Super Eagles striker Sadiq Umar lamented the missed opportunity to represent the Nigerian national team.

The Almeria striker was part of the 24-man list released by Gernot Rohr to prosecute the games against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.

However, the Segunda club blocked his chance to represent Nigeria at the senior level for the first time due to the influence of coronavirus.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – OCTOBER 24: Phil Jones of Manchester United in action with Umar Sadiq of Partizan Belgrade during the UEFA Europa League group L match between Partizan and Manchester United at Partizan Stadium on October 24, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Almeria decided to stop the Nigerian striker from honouring both games because of travel restrictions as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.

Sadiq stated that he fought all he could to be part of the squad because he knows how much it meant to be invited to the national team.

“I am sad and disappointed. I fought all I could to be part of the qualifiers. I know how much it means for me to be part of the national team.

Sadiq has netted fourteen goals, created five assists in twenty-six league games.

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