Nigerian footballer, Abdullahi Nura forced to retire at the age of 21 due to heart problems

Nigerian defender, Nura Abdullahi has been forced to retire from football due to a heart problem and his youthful career will be terminated at the age of just 21.


He is currently in talks with Roma over the cancelling of his current contract. Last March, Roma advised Abdullahi to quit football for 30 days after undergoing some cardiological tests at the club.


The 21-year-old has not played a competitive game since February 2018 when he turned out for Perugia in Serie B. The defender was signed for £2million by Roma in 2015 after impressing for Spezia’s U-19 squad. Nura has now been offered a non-football role in the club’s youth sector to hopefully begin a longer and more fulfilling career in coaching.