Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, says he used to hawk groundnut for his mother and also wash windshields in Lagos traffic. In an interview with ESPN FC, the Leicester star said he hawked different types of fruits and foodstuff ranging from pepper to tomatoes. "At that time, I was jack of all trade while my mum was selling, I'll go and hawk for [...]

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    Super Eagles need Ndidi, says Rohr after England friendly

Super Eagles need Ndidi, says Rohr after England friendly

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says the team needs the presence of Wilfred Ndidi in midfield. Rohr said he is hopeful that the Leicester City player will be ready for the next warm-up game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Ndidi has been nursing a hamstring injury and has not featured in any of the Eagles' World Cup preparatory matches. "We need him [...]

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    England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will battle for bragging rights at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. It will be the Eagles' penultimate friendly match before heading to Russia for the World Cup. The Nigerian team was average against DR Congo on Monday; a match where Gernot Rohr paired Joel Obi and Oghenekaro Etebo in central midfield and utilised Tyrone [...]

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    Ndidi wins Leicester’s young player of the year award

Ndidi wins Leicester’s young player of the year award

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, has won Leicester City’s young player of the year award for the 2017/18 season. Ndidi beat Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray to pick the plaque at Leicester City's annual awards night on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/lcfc/status/991426886424252416?s=21 The 21-year-old was beaten by Harry Maguire to the players’ player of the season award. Maguire also went home with the player of the season award. Captain [...]

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Puel: I hope Ndidi recovers on time to play in the World Cup

Claude Puel, Leicester City manager hopes Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was not seriously injured in Saturday's 5-0 bashing by Crystal Palace. Puel hopes Ndidi will recover in time from the harmstring injury he picked up so he could be part of Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Aleksandr Dragovic came on for the injured Nigerian in the [...]

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    Ndidi ‘can’t believe’ he will play for Eagles at the World Cup

Ndidi ‘can’t believe’ he will play for Eagles at the World Cup

Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City midfielder, says it still feels surreal that the Super Eagles qualified for the World Cup. Ndidi described Nigeria's prospective World Cup participation as "amazing". Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, is a yet to release a squad for the football mundial, but Ndidi was included in the preliminary list. In an interview with joe.co.uk, Ndidi said the Super Eagles "can do more" than [...]

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Russia 2018: Super Eagles and Nigerian fans doubts

Nigeria go into the final bend of preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with doubts raised about their ability to perform, TheCable writes. Possibly the biggest poser facing Nigeria as they set about surpassing their best finish of second round at the Mundial is whether Gernot Rohr's men can can lift themselves for a tilt. However, the Super Eagles can still [...]

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    Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

The 2-0 loss suffered at the hands of Serbia would have given Gernot Rohr an opportunity to identify potential weaknesses, and strengths, in his team. On Tuesday, he made four changes to the team that beat Poland last week but Nigeria bowed to Aleksandar Mitrovic's brace at the Hive Stadium. Here are five things we learned from Eagles' loss. Defence still a concern Chidozie Awaziem [...]

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    Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

The Super Eagles head into their international friendly match against Serbia in a good position after a 1-0 victory over Poland on Friday Here are five reasons why the players, if at their best, should beat the Serbs at the Hive Stadium on Tuesday. Counter-attacking edge Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may have finally cracked it. Ater two failed attempts to qualify for the [...]

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    Iheanacho scores first EPL goal for Leicester in win over West Brom

Iheanacho scores first EPL goal for Leicester in win over West Brom

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first English Premier League for Leicester City as the Foxes defeated West Brom 4-1 at the Hawthorns. Claude Puel's men came back from a goal down to win West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Salomon Rondo gave West Brom an early lead when he poked Burke's excellent cross home after eight minutes. But Vardy volleyed home a perfectly weighted Riyad [...]

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    Ndidi is Leicester City’s most consistent player, says Puel

Ndidi is Leicester City’s most consistent player, says Puel

Claude Puel, Leicester City coach, says Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is the most consistent player in his squad. Puel said Ndidi's game has greatly improved since the start of the season. “Since the beginning of the season, Wilfred is the most consistent player because he plays well, he recovers a lot of ball,” Puel told Leicester Mercury. “Perhaps in his last game (against [...]

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How Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend

With the World Cup bell gradually ringing, Nigerians abroad were in action and they gave Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr reasons to consider them for selection.   TheCable runs the rules on the report card of our players in the past weekend.   England   Manchester City thrashed Leicester City 5-1 thanks to four goals from Sergio Aguero and a treble of Kevin De Bruyne [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho star as Leicester draw with Swansea

Ndidi, Iheanacho star as Leicester draw with Swansea

Leicester City drew 1-1 with visitors, Swansea, on Saturday at the King Power Stadium. Claude Puel's men got the breakthrough through a superb play by Iheanacho, who skinned two defenders with a fine bit of skill and fed the ball to Jamie Vardy. From there on, it was business as usual for the England international, who gave the hosts a deserved lead [...]

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    Another FA Cup brace for Iheanacho as Leicester secure emphatic victory

Another FA Cup brace for Iheanacho as Leicester secure emphatic victory

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace as Leicester City defeated Peterborough United 5-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup. It was an entertaining first half for Leicester City as Fousseni Diabate gave them the lead very early in the game. Diabete, who was making his debut for Leicester, stabbed the ball home with his left foot in the ninth minute. Iheanacho [...]

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Ndidi in action, Iheanacho watches from bench as Leicester thrash Huddersfield

Leicester City finally beat Huddersfield after 47-years in the top flight of English football with a 3-0 win over the Terriers at the King Power stadium on New Year's day.   Claude Puel's men fought hard to win the game after a tough 2-1 death by Liverpool just after 46 hours.   Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi was impressive while Kelechi Iheanacho watched from his club [...]

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    Ndidi stars as Salah’s comeback brace rout Leicester

Ndidi stars as Salah’s comeback brace rout Leicester

Liverpool continued their impressive run with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday. Mo Salah took his tally to 23 goals – and took the fight to Harry Kane – as he again turned matchwinner for Liverpool. The Egyptian struck twice in the second half to rouse the Reds and see off a spirited Leicester, after the visitors had [...]

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