Sadiq to miss LaLiga next season as Almeria fail promotion test
Umar Sadiq’s hopes of playing in the Spanish top-flight, Laliga, was dashed after Almeria were knocked out of the Segunda division promotion play-offs by Girona.
In Saturday’s second-leg semi-finals, Almeria were held to a goalless draw by visiting Girona who won the first-leg 3-0.
Sadiq, was in action against Girona but could not help his side overturn the deficit.
The 24-year-old was Almeria’s top scorer this season with 20 league goals.
Another Nigerian star Kenneth Omeruo will also be in action in the second semi-final of the play-offs on Sunday.
Just like Sadiq, Omeruo and his Leganes teammates must overturn a 3-0 defeat against Rayo Vallecano from the first-leg, to stand a chance of playing in Spain’s elite division next season.
The winner from the semi-finals will meet in the final to decide the third team that will join Mallorca and Espanyol in Laliga.