Meet the Primavera: 22 questions for Sadiq Umar

A new website series shines a light on the next generation of players coming through the AS Roma Academy…

Name: Sadiq Umar
Date of Birth: 02-02-1997
Place of Birth: Kaduna (Nigeria)

1. First boyhood hero? 

Wizkid, a Nigerian singer.”

2. First team supported?

“Manchester United.”

3. First team you played for? 

“Kusa Boys, a team from the city where I grew up.”

4. When did you join Roma? 

“This season.”

5. First Roma player you met? 

“Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi at the training ground in Trigoria.”

6. All-time favourite Roma player? 

“Francesco Totti.”

7. Favourite current Roma player? 

“Totti and Radja Nainggolan.”

8. Non-Roma Player you most admire in the world?

“Didier Drogba.”

9. Best match you've seen?

“Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal in the 2011/12 Premier League season.”

10. Favourite sport other than football?

“Table tennis.”

11. Most used social media platform?


12. Favourite subject at school? 


13. Least favourite subject at school? 


14. Favourite country you’ve visited?

“Canada. I saw Toronto on tour with the team.”

15. Last song you listened to on your phone?

“More Than a Friend by P-Square.”

16. Favourite all-time movie?


17. Best book you have read?

“Didier Drogba's autobiography.”

18. Celebrity you’d most like to meet? 


19. Favourite food?


20. Favourite team in Spain?


21. Favourite team in England?

“Manchester United.”

22. Biggest personal dream in football?

“To win the Champions League.”