Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi reveals how he became a midfielder

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. The 24-year-old, who moved to King Power Stadium in January 2017, disclosed that his role was changed at Genk after he played for Nigeria’s youth teams and his former side Nath Boys as a defender. “I started my career as a central defender during my days in Nath Boys. Even in the U-17, U-20, national team…I was a defender,” Ndidi told the Guardian ...

Wilfred Ndidi: Kelechi Iheanacho can’t stop scoring after latest heroics vs West Brom

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is “very proud” of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Iheanacho’s 36th-minute strike wrapped up the Foxes’ victory at the King Power Stadium following Johnny Evans and Jamie Vardy’s goals. The effort made it 16 goals for the Super Eagles striker across all competitions this season, including nine Premier League goals – a new personal record. In his reaction, Ndidi – who played from start to finish alongside Iheanacho on Thursday night – said the 24-year-old is full of confidence and belief in himself at the moment. “He just can’t stop scoring at the moment, so I’m very happy for him,” Ndidi told LCFC TV. “Very proud. I just want him to keep doing the things and k...

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Leicester City’s Goal of the Month for March

Kelechi Iheanacho has added more glorious feathers to his cap as his goal won Leicester City’s Goal of the Month for March. The Nigerian first made History With First Premier League Hat-Trick In Leicester City’s Emphatic Win Over Sheffield United The 24-year-old scored seven goals for the Foxes last month, but only one could win the goal of the month Kelechi Iheanacho has received another accolade after his goal against Burnley was voted Leicester City’s goal of the month for March. Iheanacho enjoyed a good run of form for the Foxes last month, scoring seven times in five games. The first of those strikes came in the 1-1 draw against Burnley, and it has earned him the goal of the month for March. The former Manchester City striker fired in a superb volley following a long ball from his cou...

Wilfred Ndidi ruled out of Leeds clash

Brendan Rodgers has provided updates on the fitness of Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi, Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans ahead of the Premier League visit of Leeds United on Sunday. Speaking inside the King Power Centre at LCFC Training Ground, Rodgers ruled Ndidi out for two matches due to an hamstring. While Nigeria midfielder Ndidi is likely to be absent for just over a week, Northern Ireland centre-back Evans is in contention to tackle Leeds on Filbert Way, Rodgers added. “It’s just a slight tear (for Ndidi),” the 48-year-old explained. “He will be [out for] a week to 10 days, which is unfortunate, but sometimes hamstrings can be much longer than that. Jonny’s fine. It’s been an ongoing issue with him for a little while, but he’ll be fine.” “Jamie’s six days post-operation,” the Norther...

Brendan Rodgers hails Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho impact despite draw at Watford

Brendan Rodgers says he’s satisfied with the performance of Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and the rest of the team in Saturday’s EPL fixture with Watford. The Super Eagles duo both featured for the team and unfortunately, their best was not enough to help the foxes clinch all the three for the champions league chasing Foxes. Leicester took the lead through Ben Chilwell towards the end of the game, but Dawson hit a sumptuous volley and equalised with the last kick of the game. Speaking after the game, Rodgers said his boys gave their all and deserved to win the game, but believed they luck eluded his side. “I felt we were deserving of the win, especially as the game went on. We showed a really good level of fitness. I thought we had spells where we had great control, Ben Foster made a g...

Wilfred Ndidi: Why Leicester City move was very scary for me

Wilfred Ndidi claimed he saw his move to Premier League side Leicester City as an opportunity rather than getting carried away with pressure. After three seasons at Belgian top-flight side Genk, the Nigeria international joined the Foxes in a transfer deal worth £17 million. At that time, the King Power Stadium giants were reigning English champions, plus they needed a replacement for N’Golo Kante who had joined Chelsea on a five-year deal. The Frenchman played a starring role in Leicester’s English top-flight-winning campaign where he made 40 appearances while helping France reach the final of Euro 2016. Despite adapting to life quickly at the Luminus Arena after his move from Nigeria’s Nath Boys Academy, Ndidi said he saw an opportunity to ‘develop’, thus, embraced the burden of expectat...