Wilfred Ndidi Meets Former Coach Nduka Ugbade and Under 17 Players

Wilfred Ndidi Meets Former Coach Nduka Ugbade and Under 17 Players

Ibitoye Shittu
March 20, 2023 at 8:56 PM
  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will tackle Guinea Bissau on Friday, 24 March, in the first leg of their double header
  • Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has arrived camp and has also met with the Under 17 national team coach Ugbade
  • Ndidi also met with the players of the Golden Eaglets who were in joyous mood to while having handshakes with him

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has shared adorable video of him meeting with his former coach Nduka Ugbade who is the current gaffer of the Nigerian national Under-17 team.

Ndidi has landed in the Super Eagles camp ahead of the country's double header against Guinea Bissau in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ugbade however took his players to the camp of the Super Eagles to meet Ndidi who was so happy to see his ex-coach and immediately hugged him.

Ndidi, Super Eagles, Ugbade, Under 17
Wilfred Ndidi meets former coach Nduka Ugbade and Under 17 players. Photo by Ryan Pierse
Source: Getty Images

According to the video Ndidi posted on his Instagram page, the Leicester City star made it clear that Ugbade was actually his childhood coach and a gaffer who helped his career.

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Statement made by Ndidi

''Good to meet up with the under 17s national team and childhood coach. A very pivotal man in my football career. Always great to catch up.''

Ndidi is making a return to the Super Eagles after recovering from injury which kept him out of the team's 2022 World Cup play-offs against the Black Stars of Ghana.

The Super Eagles will tackle Guinea Bissau on Friday, 24 March, in an encounter that is expected to be tough.

Finidi, Shorunmu leave Super Eagles camp

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu were told by the Nigerian Football Federation not to return to the Super Eagles camp ahead of the double-header against Guinea Bissau.

Players have been arriving at the camp in Abuja in recent days, with the likes of Francis Uzoho, Alex Iwobi, and Ademola Lookman already preparing while the coaching team awaits the rest of the team.

George has been an assistant to head coach, Jose Peseiro since he took over from Augustine Eguavoen while Shorunmu has been working as a goalkeeping coach.

Interestingly, he is also the gaffer of Nigerian Professional Football League side, Enyimba.

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