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Ndidi: FA Cup success will push Leicester City to more glory
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Ndidi: FA Cup success will push Leicester City to more glory

The Nigeria midfielder played a key role as the Foxes clinched the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium last season Wilfred Ndidi is proud of Leicester City’s achievements last season and he is eager to help them win more titles in the 2021-22 campaign after last season's FA Cup triumph. The Super Eagles star played a crucial role in the middle of the park as Brendan Rodgers’ men came out victorious in the oldest football competition in the world after defeating Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. The FA Cup triumph was Ndidi’s maiden title in his career and he described the feeling as "incredible" while hoping to win more silverware next season.
Leicester City star Ndidi reveals how he became a midfielder
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Leicester City star Ndidi reveals how he became a midfielder

The Super Eagles player has established himself as one of the best tacklers in the English top-flight over the past three seasons Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has credited former Genk manager Peter Maes for switching his playing position from centre-back to midfield. Last season, the Nigeria international was drafted into the heart of the Foxes’ defence on several occasions and he delivered some impressive performances. His initial knowledge as a centre-back has also helped him shine in the Premier League as one of the best defensive midfielders in the division
Kanu Nwankwo Reacts to Defeat of Chelsea by Iheanacho, Ndidi to win FA Cup
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Kanu Nwankwo Reacts to Defeat of Chelsea by Iheanacho, Ndidi to win FA Cup

  Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has taken to social media to celebrate Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, following their FA Cup triumph with Leicester City. The Foxes beat Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday, thanks to Youri Tielemans’ 63rd-minute sublime strike. Iheanacho played for 67 minutes before he was replaced by James Maddison. Ndidi was solid in the middle of the park for the entire duration of the game at Wembley. Kanu posted a collage of the two players and wrote: “Congratulations congratulations champions.” The former Arsenal striker also won the FA Cup with Portsmouth, scoring in the final.
“Perfect Birthday Gift for my daughter” – Wilfred Ndidi dedicates his FA Cup win with Leicester City to his daughter, Jaina.
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“Perfect Birthday Gift for my daughter” – Wilfred Ndidi dedicates his FA Cup win with Leicester City to his daughter, Jaina.

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has dedicated his first-ever FA cup win with Leicester City to his daughter, Jaina, who turned 1 on Friday, May 14, The 24-year-old Nigeria international was among the squad who helped Leicester City claimed their ever FA Cup defeating Chelsea 1 - 0 at Wembley on Saturday night. Sharing photos of himself posing with the trophy, Ndidi wrote: "Perfect birthday gift for my daughter. What a feeling having to see the fans again. Thank you everyone. " The footballer also shared a goodluck card he received from his wife Dinma and daughter before the match.
Iheanacho and Ndidi win their first FA Cup with Leicester City after 1 – 0 victory against Chelsea (Photos)
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Iheanacho and Ndidi win their first FA Cup with Leicester City after 1 – 0 victory against Chelsea (Photos)

Nigerian superstars, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have claimed their first silverware with Leicester City after the Foxes defeated Chelsea 1 - 0 to win their first ever FA Cup. Belgian midfielder, Youri Tielemans’ thunderbolt strike in the 63rd minutes sealed the win for Leicester City at Wembley on Saturday night, May 15. Former Leicester full-back, Ben Chilwell saw a last-gasp effort for Chelsea ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee review. After the match, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, presented the trophy to Leicester captain Kasper Schmeichel following their win. Iheanacho and Ndidi are the latest Nigerian footballers to win the FA CUP after John Mikel Obi, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Moses, John Utaka, Daniel Amokachi, and Celestine Ba...
Ndidi reveals Leicester City mission ahead of Manchester United trip
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Ndidi reveals Leicester City mission ahead of Manchester United trip

Brendan Rodgers' men have only lost just one of their last 12 away matches in the English top-flight this term Wilfred Ndidi has stated Leicester City will ‘give everything’ to get maximum points against Manchester United in Tuesday’s Premier League encounter. The Foxes are aiming to bounce back to winning ways after their 4-2 loss to Newcastle United on Friday and also continue their impressive away form in the Premier League this season – having lost once in their last 12 away outings. Ndidi, who has made himself Leicester City’s key midfield enforcer, admitted that Tuesday’s match at Old Trafford would be difficult but he believes the Foxes can match Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who are second in the table.
Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four
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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form as he netted for Leicester but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle in Friday night’s Premier League game, a result which does not help their pursuit for top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. Iheanacho got Leicester’s second goal with three minutes left in the game after cutting from the right before hitting a low strike into the bottom corner. It was Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign. Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any player. The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A...
Transfer: Manchester United Shortlist Ndidi, two Others to Replace Pogba at Old Trafford
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Transfer: Manchester United Shortlist Ndidi, two Others to Replace Pogba at Old Trafford

  Manchester United has shortlisted Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, and two other players to replace Paul Pogba at Old Trafford should the midfielder decide to leave the club this summer transfer window. Recall that Man United are prepared to sell Pogba at the end of the season if he fails to sign a new deal. However, according to Sunday Mirror, Man United have now lined up three replacements for the France international, which include Ndidi, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. Pogba will enter the final year of his contract with Man United this summer, and an agreement between the two parties has not yet been reached. The 28-year-old publicly stated his desire to leave Man United nearly two years ago, but he failed to secure a move away from t...
Rodgers: Why Iheanacho, Ndidi, Leicester Teammates Struggled
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Rodgers: Why Iheanacho, Ndidi, Leicester Teammates Struggled

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes a hectic fixture list may have caught up Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and their teammates following their 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton on Friday night. Leicester played against 10 men for 80 minutes of the game after Jannik Vestergaard was sent off for denying Jamie Vardy a goalscoring opportunity. But despite that, it was Southampton who took the lead through James Ward-Prowse’s penalty. Jonny Evans headed home an equaliser from a brilliant cross from Iheanacho. Rodgers’ men however failed to find a winner and therefore dropped points in the race to finish in the top four. And while not offering it as an excuse, Rodgers said their schedule could have contributed to their stalemate at St Mary’s. “W...
Iheanacho Bags Sixth Assist As Leicester Slip Up In Top-Four Race
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Iheanacho Bags Sixth Assist As Leicester Slip Up In Top-Four Race

Kelechi Iheanacho provided his sixth assist of the season as 10-man Southampton held Leicester to a 1-1 draw and frustrate the Foxes in their push to clinch a top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. The in-form Iheanacho made amends by assisting Johnny Evans for Leicester’s equaliser, after he gave away the penalty which James Ward-Prowse converted to give Southampton the lead. Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi who featured for 90 minutes. Jannick Vestergaard was sent off after just 10 minutes when his tackle on Jamie Vardy was deemed to have denied the Leicester striker a goal-scoring opportunity.
Comparison With N’Golo Kante Irritates me – Ndidi
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Comparison With N’Golo Kante Irritates me – Ndidi

  Leicester City midfield powerhouse, Wilfred Ndidi, has said that comparisons with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante “irritates” him. The Super Eagles star has become one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League since he moved from Genk over four years ago. Ndidi signed for Leicester City five months after Kante left for Chelsea in July 2016. “The comparison used to irritate me, but it’s football. I completely understand the fans because they love to find something to talk about. “Even before I arrived at Leicester, I heard it. I only wanted to be Wilfred Ndidi and not someone else. “I focus on myself, I am always critical of myself. I do my best to improve as a footballer game by game and give my best for my club. “The comparison with others, about who i...
Premier League: Iheanacho Strikes Again As Leicester Thrash West Brom To Boost Top-Four Hopes 
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Premier League: Iheanacho Strikes Again As Leicester Thrash West Brom To Boost Top-Four Hopes 

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his goal scoring run as he netted in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion in Thursday’s Premier League tie to boost their top-four ambitions, Rushhoursport.com Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi saw action for 90 minutes while Semi Ajayi was brought on for the Baggies before the start of the second half. The in-form striker got on the score sheet in the 36th minute to put Leicester 3-0 ahead after he was set up by Jamie Vardy. He has now scored 11 goals in his last eight games in all competitions for Leicester. Also he has taken his tally to 16 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions so far in this campaign. Vardy had opened the scoring on 23 minutes before Johnny Evans doubled their lead in th...
Iheanacho, Ndidi Get Very Good Ratings In Leicester Win Vs West Brom 
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Iheanacho, Ndidi Get Very Good Ratings In Leicester Win Vs West Brom 

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi got very good ratings for their displays as Leicester City gave their Champions League pursuit a big push with a comfortable 3-0 win against West Bromwich Albion. The ratings, which was for every Leicester players that featured against the Baggies, was done by English publication Leicester Mercury. And analysing their performances, both Iheanacho and Ndidi each got eight out of 10. Commenting on Iheanacho, Leicester Mercury wrote:”The streak goes on, even if Iheanacho’s individual performance wasn’t quite as good this time. His touch ranged from excellent to heavy, while he blew two very good chances, and was too selfish at times. Still, he scored and was a threat throughout.” And for Ndidi: “He could do it all day. He wins the ball and o...
Wilfred Ndidi Blasts DSTV For Using His Image Without Permission
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Wilfred Ndidi Blasts DSTV For Using His Image Without Permission

Nigerian footballer, Wilfred Ndidi, has called out DSTV for using his picture for advert without authorization. Sharing the photos on his Twitter page, Ndidi wrote: Abeg make una see Corporate company in Nigeria using my image *without my permission* for massive nationwide promotion. *DSTV for that matter* . Abeg which kin wahala be this one now? I go vex oh.  
Video Of Wilfred Ndidi Asking Kelechi Iheanacho To Cut Soap For Him
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Video Of Wilfred Ndidi Asking Kelechi Iheanacho To Cut Soap For Him

Leicester City Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was seen asking his team mate, Kelechi Iheanacho to cut soap for him after they defeated Southampton yesterday. Kelechi Iheanacho goal was the goal that sent Leicester City to the FA cup after 52 years. Also, Kelechi Iheanacho is the first Nigerian player to score 15 goals in a season in all competitions for a Premier League club since Odion Ighalo scored 17 in 2015/16 for Watford. Ndidi was spotted asking Senior man, Kelechi to cut soap for him and which kind of soap is he using.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City
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Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi failed to inspire Leicester City as the Foxes fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night, reports NGNewsHub.com. Iheanacho, who has been in sparkling form for Brendan Rodgers’ side in recent weeks was replaced by Mark Albrighton in the 72nd minute . Namplays Mendy took the place of Ndidi seven minutes from time. Manchester City took the lead through Benjamin Mendy two minutes before the hour mark, only his second goal for the Citizens. Pep Guardiola’s side wrapped up the win in the 74th minute through Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian fired home close range after exchanging passes with Raheem Sterling.
Leicester vs Man City: I’m Delighted with Iheanacho, Ndidi is One of the Best – Guardiola Speaks Ahead of EPL Clash
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Leicester vs Man City: I’m Delighted with Iheanacho, Ndidi is One of the Best – Guardiola Speaks Ahead of EPL Clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has hailed Nigeria internationals, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Leicester City over the weekend. Guardiola’s City will make a trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday where they face Iheanacho and Ndidi in the league clash. Iheanacho spent three years at Manchester City before signing for the Foxes in the summer of 2017. The Nigerian star scored 5 goals in three league matches before the international break and his former boss, Guardiola has been impressed by the brilliant performances. “Incredible. The quality was there, he was a young player here and I believe in that moment with Gabriel and Sergio we didn’t have much space,” Guardiola told his press conference on Friday. “He is ...
Iheanacho, Ndidi Celebrate His Premier League Player Of The Month Award
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Iheanacho, Ndidi Celebrate His Premier League Player Of The Month Award

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi celebrated his English Premier League Player Of The Month For Match Award. Iheanacho scored five goals in three league matches for Leicester before the international break. He also scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United. The 24 year old is the fourth Nigerian to win the Premier League Player Of The Month Award. Iheanacho received the award, and teammate Ndidi was delighted for him. Ndidi played some funny tricks on Iheanacho and called him "Senior Man Kelz" as they both laughed. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/GTBaZjfHVfQ
Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi Ranked 13th Best Player In The World
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Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi Ranked 13th Best Player In The World

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been ranked as the 13th best player in the world for the first quarter of 2021 by the highly respected CIES Football Observatory. Ndidi has an index of 85.5 having played 852 minutes in the first quarter of 2021. The top star in the world according to CIES is Lionel Messi of Barcelona, whose index is 92.5 after he clocked 998 minutes of action. This crowns him as the third-best player in the Premier League ahead of the likes of Harry Kane, Luke Shaw and Thiago Alcantara. Some of the other top-ranked stars are Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, 89.5 index/1106 minutes), Jorginho (Chelsea, 89.5/799 minutes), Ruben Diaz (Manchester City, 89.4/1335 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, 89.3/1191 minutes).
Iheanacho’s Goal Against Burnley Nominated For PL Goal Of The Month
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Iheanacho’s Goal Against Burnley Nominated For PL Goal Of The Month

Kelechi Iheanacho's goal against Burnley has been nominated for the Premier League goal of the month. The assist was provided by Wilfred Ndidi. Here are the shortlisted goals Kelechi Iheanacho (BUR 1-1 LEI) 3 March Mason Mount (LIV 0-1 CHE) 4 March Che Adams (SHU 0-2 SOU) 6 March Harry Kane (TOT 4-1 CRY) 7 March* Dwight McNeil (EVE 1-2 BUR) 13 March Erik Lamela (ARS 2-1 TOT) 14 March Leandro Trossard (BHA 3-0 NEW) 20 March Jesse Lingard (WHU 3-3 ARS) 21 March Vote here https://www.premierleague.com/news/2075913 Here's a video of the goal. https://youtu.be/oLxwEr8PgHU
Rohr Invites Sadiq, Uzoho, Musa, 21 Others For Benin, Lesotho Games 21 March
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Rohr Invites Sadiq, Uzoho, Musa, 21 Others For Benin, Lesotho Games 21 March

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has included Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Victor Osimhen in a 24-man list for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battles with Benin Republic and Lesotho. Nigeria, top of the Group E log with eight points (one ahead of Benin Republic and five more than third-placed Sierra Leone), tackle the Squirrels away at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Saturday, 27th March and will lock horns with the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos three days later. Both are the concluding games of the qualifying series. Also included are Enyimba FC goalkeeper John Noble, defenders Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfiel...
Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has given his verdict on the first penalty call against Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester City 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Referee Paul Tierney had adjudged Ndidi to have brought down Pepe in the box and awarded a penalty but after the video assistant referee’s check the decision was changed to a freekick outside the box Wright, however, believes that both VAR and Tierney were wrong insisting that Ndidi did not make contact with the Ivory Coast winger. Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday with goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolás Pepé for the Gunners after Youri Tielemans had opened the scoring for the home team. Kelechi Iheanacho, playing in a number 10 role, went the distance along ...
Ndidi bags assist, Salah continues impressive away form as Leicester stun Liverpool
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Ndidi bags assist, Salah continues impressive away form as Leicester stun Liverpool

The Nigeria international played a key role as the Foxes defeated Jurgen Klopp’s men at the King Power Stadium Wilfred Ndidi provided an assist while Mohamed Salah scored as Leicester City secured a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Saturday’s Premier League game. The Nigeria international was handed his second consecutive start since overcoming a thigh muscle strain and delivered an impactful showing in the encounter. Ndidi starred in front of the back four, comprising of Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira.
Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Nigeria international has missed the Foxes’ last two games due to injury but he is set to return to the team Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic Wilfred Ndidi will be available for selection against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Everton in January and has subsequently missed their last two outings against Leeds United and Fulham. The Northern Irish tactician has revealed the Nigeria international along with Jamie Vardy should return against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Leicester City boss Rodgers expects Ndidi to be out of action for 10 days
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Leicester City boss Rodgers expects Ndidi to be out of action for 10 days

The Nigeria international could not complete his side’s outing against the Toffees at Goodison Park due to injury Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers expects Wilfred Ndidi to be out of action for about 10 days after suffering a hamstring problem. The midfielder only featured for 42 minutes before he was replaced by Papy Mendy in their Premier League draw against Everton on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has now been confirmed to have suffered a hamstring injury which would see him sidelined a week or two  
Leicester City Manager Confirms Wilfred Ndidi’s Hamstring Injury
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Leicester City Manager Confirms Wilfred Ndidi’s Hamstring Injury

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers said he decided to take off Wilfred Ndidi in Foxes’ 1-1 draw with Everton in order to prevent aggravating his injury. Ndidi was replaced by Papy Mendy just before half-time after sustaining a hamstring injury at the Goodison Park on Wednesday. Speaking after the match, Rodgers said he took Ndidi to prevent more damage. “Wilf was tight, it was the back of his hamstring, so we’ll see how that goes in the next couple of days. “He doesn’t think he’s overstretched or tore it. We’ll just have to assess that. We couldn’t risk it.” he told club’s website. Ndidi has scored once in 11 league appearances for the former premier league champions this season.
Chelsea ‘Looking At Experienced Managers’ To Replace Frank Lampard
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Chelsea ‘Looking At Experienced Managers’ To Replace Frank Lampard

Chelsea are reportedly looking at experienced managers to replace Frank Lampard as the pressure continues to ramp up on the Blues boss. A limp sixth defeat of the season at Leicester on Tuesday night left Chelsea in eighth place, despite a summer spend of £230m that was expected to see them challenge for the title. And alternatives with more nous at the top level are being lined up to rescue Chelsea's season, according to The Athletic. First-half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison at the King Power Stadium lifted Leicester to the top of the Premier League — nine points clear of Lampard's men, who are now five points adrift of the Champions League places. Luck was not on Chelsea's side: they were awarded a penalty with the score at 1-0, only for the spot-kick to be ...
Ndidi Scores As Leicester Beat A Below Par Chelsea To Top The EPL
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Ndidi Scores As Leicester Beat A Below Par Chelsea To Top The EPL

Leicester City moved to the top of the Premier League table and increased the pressure on struggling Chelsea manager Frank Lampard with an impressive victory at The King Power Stadium. The Foxes knew a win would see them overhaul Manchester United and they were on their way after only six minutes when Wilfred Ndidi fired in off the inside of the post from 20 yards. Chelsea rarely threatened, although they were denied a first-half penalty by VAR when Christian Pulisic went down under a challenge from Jonny Evans, only for the technology to confirm the offence took place just outside the area. Lampard's misery was swiftly reinforced as Leicester City broke clear to add a second four minutes before the break, James Maddison sweeping a cool finish past Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy o...
“I Once Hawked Groundnut And Pepper” – Footballer, Wilfred Ndidi Shares Childhood Struggles
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“I Once Hawked Groundnut And Pepper” – Footballer, Wilfred Ndidi Shares Childhood Struggles

Nigerian International footballer, Wilfred Ndidi has shared a touching story of how he used to be a street hawker selling pepper, groundnut and other things just to put food on his table and support his mum when he was very young. Wilfred Ndidi opened up on his life and career during an interview with Oluwashina Okeleji via the Frame online publication, and according to him, he became popular for selling groundnuts. The Leicester City midfielder added that he was also wiping windscreens of cars during traffic to augment his revenue. He said “I did different things. Sometimes I hawked pepper, I sold water [sachets], tomatoes and fruits for my mother. “But I became famous for selling [groundnut] peanuts. They call me the groundnut boy. I did all these things to support my moth...
Mauricio Pochettino Wants Wilfred Ndidi At PSG
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Mauricio Pochettino Wants Wilfred Ndidi At PSG

Mauricio Pochettino, the newly appointed coach of PSG ( Paris Saint German) has requested for the signing of Leicester City and Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, reports searchsport.org Pochettino has asked the club owners to make the acquisition of Wilfred Ndidi a top priority in the summer because his club, Leicester City would not be willing to let him go this winter transfer window. The PSG (Paris Saint German) coach has a lot of variety to select from but he prefers Ndidi, one of the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. He has the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti, Ander Herrera, Danilo Pereira and Leandro Paredes to choose from but the former Tottenham Hotspot gaffer admires the work rate and the dirty works Ndidi put on display when he ...
Wilfred Ndidi ‘Happy To Be Back’ After Long-Term Injury Spell
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Wilfred Ndidi ‘Happy To Be Back’ After Long-Term Injury Spell

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his excitement to be back to full fitness after spending Eight weeks on sideline. Ndidi was sidelined since October after he picked up an abductor injury against Burnley in the premier league. The defensive midfielder had surgery on the abductor and has since missed matches for both country and club. However, Ndidi could make his long awaited return as he is listed in Leicester City’s squad for the Europa league match against Zorya Luhansk. The Leicester City anchorman said in a video posted on the club’s Twitter handle that he’s happy to be back. “We are happy to be back and hopefully things go well this time, ” he said alongside his teammate Ricardo Pereira who is also returning from long lay off. The Foxes are already t...
Rodgers Reveals Why Wilfred Ndidi Is Undisputed At Leicester City
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Rodgers Reveals Why Wilfred Ndidi Is Undisputed At Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi has been so consistent and it’s one of the reasons French midfielder Papy Mendy has spent more time on the bench. Ndidi who remain one of Rodgers favourite soldiers has been sidelined with injury for over four week and Mendy has stepped up to replace him. Since his introduction into the team, the Frenchman, Mendy has been impressive and chunk out consistent performances on his own. Speaking ahead of Leicester City’s Europa league game with AEK Athens, Rodgers says the midfielder lack of game in recent seasons is down to the level and form of Wilfred Ndidi. “He’s a defensive midfield player, tactically very good, understands the role, and does a lot of dirty work for the team. “Of course, before he’s played with Wilf [Ndidi], who’s somethi...
Wilfred Ndidi Sustains Abductor Injury, Could Be Out For Up To 12 Weeks
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Wilfred Ndidi Sustains Abductor Injury, Could Be Out For Up To 12 Weeks

Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi could be out for up to 12 weeks because of an abductor injury he sustained in Sunday's league win over Burnley. The 23-year-old missed Wednesday's 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal and may require surgery. "It is an abductor injury - it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury," said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers after the loss to the Gunners. "We will wait to see if he needs an operation - if so it will be 12 weeks." Ndidi has been operating as a makeshift central defender for the Foxes so far this season in the absence of the injured Jonny Evans. Leicester have won both of their league games this season, to leave them top of the Premier League on goal difference.
NFF unveils new kit for Super Eagles and Super Falcons for 2020-2022
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NFF unveils new kit for Super Eagles and Super Falcons for 2020-2022

The Nigeria Football Federation has unveiled new kit for Super Eagles and Super Falcons that will be used from 2020 to 2022. NFF made the announcement on Sunday September 20, via Twitter with pictures of some of the team players including Samuel Chukwueze,  William Ekong-Troost, Wilfred Ndidi, Asisat Oshoala, and many others rocking the new jerseys. Dope ??????? 2020-2022 Kit. Out Now! #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong pic.twitter.com/kYqrSqxUPe — ?? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 20, 2020   The new jerseys and training kit were made by Nike and they look so beautiful. See full photos below.   
Top 10 Nigerian Footballers In Premier League History
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Top 10 Nigerian Footballers In Premier League History

A total of 42 Nigerian footballers have featured in the English Premier League which is more than any other African country in the history of the competition since it berthed during the 1992/93 season. Efan Ekoku was the first to grace the EPL when he represented Norwich City in April 1993 while Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success and Odion Ighalo are the five Nigerians playing in the current campaign. Ahead of the restart of the English top-flight on Wednesday, June 17 from the coronavirus-enforced break, your soar-away number one sports daily in Nigeria, Complete Sports’ By OLUYEMI OGUNSEYIN takes a look at the top ten Nigerian footballers in the EPL… 1. Nwankwo KANU (Arsenal, West Brom & Portsmouth -/273 appearances/54 goals/29 assists) Arguably...
Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative
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Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, this summer’s transfer window. This is as reported by a British newspaper, Daily Express on Monday. Man United view Ndidi as a viable alternative to Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, one of their priority targets for this summer. The Red Devils are seriously looking at Ndidi as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, plots to add strength to his midfield this summer ahead of next season. Ndidi has drawn the interest of Man United in the past. The Nigerian international, who has also drawn the interest of PSG in the past, is expected to cost around £50million. The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Foxes will expire in 2024. Speaking on his future recently, Ndidi insisted that he is d...
Leicester City star Ndidi attributes his progress to constructive criticism
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Leicester City star Ndidi attributes his progress to constructive criticism

The 23-year-old is flourishing in the English top-flight and has explained how frank opinions from close associates have kept him going Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has attributed his progress to his ability to listen to criticism from his coaches, friends and wife. The Nigeria international has been in top form since teaming up with the King Power Stadium outfit in 2017 from Belgian side Genk. Ndidi’s stock has risen very high in the Premier League and he is currently regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the English top-flight.
Yaya Toure Predicts What’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in Future
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Yaya Toure Predicts What’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in Future

Former Manchester City midfield maestro, Yaya Toure, has predicted that the current Super Eagles squad can make Nigeria rule Africa again in the future. The Ivory Coast legend believes the emergence of new talents like Nantes’ Simon Moses, Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, will help Gernot Rohr’s men retain their place among the best countries in Africa. “Nigeria has some interesting players coming through, like Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, and many more. “They have always been a force in Africa and the talents coming through will make them better in the future,” Toure was quoted by Brila.net as saying. Super Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title three times in the past. They finished third-p...
‘There were no fruits i didn’t sell’ – Super Eagles and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi opens up on tough childhood
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‘There were no fruits i didn’t sell’ – Super Eagles and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi opens up on tough childhood

Leicester City of England and Super Eagles of Nigeria star midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, has opened up on his experiences while growing up. Born and raised in Lagos, Ndidi, whose father was a soldier, said he had to battle through selling fruits on the streets of Lagos while navigating his father's ''hostility'' towards his football aspirations. According to the 23-year-old Ndidi, he had to help his mum sell fruits and food in order to sustain the family while he kept playing football and hoping for a breakthrough. Ndidi rose to prominence featuring for Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey before he was signed by Genk of Belgium, then in 2017 he joined Leicester city for £17m and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country.  ...
PSG plot bid for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
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PSG plot bid for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi

PSG have expressed interest in Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. PSG chief Leonardo is in the market for a new box-to-box midfielder this summer and Nigeria international Ndidi is under consideration. Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko is also on Leonardo's shortlist, though Ndidi is now being favoured. Manchester United are also interested, reports TMW, though there is a confidence Leicester have the cash power to hang onto the 23 year-old. Ndidi has a deal with the Foxes to 2024.
Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Wife Dinma Welcome their First Child
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Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Wife Dinma Welcome their First Child

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, and his wife Dinma have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. The Leicester City star took to Instagram to share the good news with adorable photos of he and his wife with their newborn daughter, who they have named, Jaina. He wrote: 'I’m Fortunate to know that ‘’God is gracious’’ - JAINA .'The pair got married in May 2019. See full photos below.
Premier League unveils 5-Man Shortlist for Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL History
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Premier League unveils 5-Man Shortlist for Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL History

The English premier league has unveiled a five man shortlist for fans to vote on which Nigerian player they think was the 'Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL history' The list includes former Chelsea player John Mikel Obi, former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo, former Bolton Wanderers player Jay Jay Okocha, former Middleborough player Yakubu Aiyegbeni and former Chelsea player Victor Moses. According to the Premier League's official website, the poll was organized to recognize the impact Nigerians have had in the EPL since inception knowing that Nigerians like Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success are currently lighting up the league. Posting on their official website, the EPL said; "Some exceptionally gifted players have come from over...
Leicester City’s Ndidi names former Chelsea star Mikel as his idol
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Leicester City’s Ndidi names former Chelsea star Mikel as his idol

The 23-year-old has spoken of his admiration for the former Super Eagles captain and picked him as his role model Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has named former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel as his idol, stating he grew up watching him. Mikel made a name for himself at Stamford Bridge where he spent 11 years and his ball-winning skills stood out, helping the Blues to win a number of laurels including the Champions League and the Premier League. Ndidi played along with Mikel for four years in the Super Eagles before the 32-year-old retired from international duty after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria finished third and has spoken highly of his former captain.
Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer
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Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, or Atletico Madrid stars, Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey this summer. He also advised the Red Devils to make a move for Napoli centre-back, Kalidou Koulibaly, or Norwich City defender, Ben Godfrey. Man United has already signed Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo last January transfer window, but Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still needs two to three players this summer to compete for the Premier League title next season. “I would maybe go get Partey from Atletico Madrid or Ndidi from Leicester,” Ferdinand said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “I like Saul Niguez. He’s a very, very good player in midfield. “And then a ce...
Ndidi Voted Leicester’s EPL Most Valuable Player This Season
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Ndidi Voted Leicester’s EPL Most Valuable Player This Season

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been voted Leicester City’s Most Valuable Player in the Premier League this season. This was announced on Sky Sports website after voting was concluded. Following the suspension of football in England following the coronavirus outbreak, fans were asked to vote for their club’s Premier League MVP so far this campaign. After the collation of votes, Sky Sports unveiled the MVPs for each of the 20 Premier League clubs. Commenting on Ndidi’s performance for the Foxes this season, Sky Sports wrote: “Leicester lead the way for counterattacks this season, a hallmark of their game in recent years. “The bedrock of their midfield and the key man in launching so many fast breaks is Wilfred Ndidi. “The Nigerian is a master of the art of th...
Ndidi blames Vardy and Schmeichel for ePremier League demolition
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Ndidi blames Vardy and Schmeichel for ePremier League demolition

After bowing to Diogo Jota on Thursday, the midfielder joked his Leicester City teammates were the reason he lost Wilfred Ndidi has suggested Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel's refusal of him playing Fifa 2020 caused the problem against Diogo Jota. Ndidi suffered an 8-2 obliteration against the Wolverhampton Wanderers star in the ePremier League invitational Round of 16 game. In the tournament designed to keep fans and players engaged during the lockdown, Jota as the captain scored four times to qualify for the quarter-final.
Wilfred Ndidi Likely To Undergo Surgery
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Wilfred Ndidi Likely To Undergo Surgery

Nigeria international Ndidi was missing from Leicester’s squad for their League Cup semi-final first leg against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Rodgers said Ndidi suffered an injury in Tuesday’s training session and may face an operation, although he did not specify what the problem is. “Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation tomorrow,” Rodgers said. “That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly serious, so hopefully, going into February, he’ll be fit and ready to go again.” If Ndidi misses the rest of the month he will sit out five Leicester games, including their semi-final second leg at Villa on January 28.
‘I Couldn’t Tackle Him In Training’- Starstruck Wilfred Ndidi Speaks On The First Time He Met Mikel Obi
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‘I Couldn’t Tackle Him In Training’- Starstruck Wilfred Ndidi Speaks On The First Time He Met Mikel Obi

Leicester City star midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has revealed how he felt the first time he met former Super Eagles captain and ex-Chelsea player John Obi Mikel. Mikel Obi who spent over a decade at Chelsea before making moves to Turkey and China, is Nigeria’s most decorated player having won the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, AFCON, FA Cup, Carling Cup, Premier League and Club World Cup Nigeria international, Ndidi says he first came across Obi Mikel five years ago at a national team camp. According to Ndidi, Nigerians don’t appreciate ‘legends’ like Mikel as much as he deserves. Speaking about Mikel in an online Q&A, Ndidi said: “I was nervous when I first met him in Belgium. I couldn’t take a picture with him, I was scared. Even for training, I couldn’t be close t...
Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League
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Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been chosen as the Most Valuable Player in the Leicester City squad. following his performances for the Foxes at the center of midfield this season. Ndidi has played 23 games in the English top-flight, scoring two goals and was in action for 1,892 minutes resulting in speculation of a transfer to Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.     Brendan Rodgers club side managed to win only one of the six matches Ndidi missed when he was injured showing how pivotal he is to the club's style of play and now British television sports channel Sky Sports has unveiled a list of the most valuable player for every Premier League club in the 2019-2020 season listing Ndidi as Leicester City's MVP. Sky Sports expla...

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