Wilfred Ndidi Returns To Action For Leicester City After 4 months Injury Layoff As Iheanacho Scores Stunner

Wilfred Ndidi Returns To Action For Leicester City After 4 months Injury Layoff As Iheanacho Scores Stunner

  • Wilfred Ndidi has his first taste of action since March 17 after playing 60 minutes for Leicester City in their 3-1 pre-season friendly win against Derby County
  • Ndidi missed the latter part of last season’s campaign after sustaining a knee injury during Leicester City’s UEFA Europa Conference League campaign
  • In the same game, Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring for Leicester City with a well-taken goal

Wilfred Ndidi featured in a game for the first time in over four months after playing 60 minutes for Leicester City in their 3-1 pre-season friendly win against Derby County on Saturday, July 23.

Recall that Ndidi missed the latter part of last season’s campaign after sustaining a knee injury in Leicester City’s UEFA Europa Conference League clash against Stade Rennes, Goal reports.

Wilfred Ndidi in action for Leicester City in their friendly against Derby County
Wilfred Ndidi returns to action for Leicester City in their friendly against Derby County after over 4 months injury layoff. Photo from @LCFC
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Ndidi returns to action after over 4 months out

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But he made his much-anticipated return to the pitch as he started Leicester City’s encounter against Derby County.

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He was however replaced at the hour mark by Senegal star Nampalys Mendy, Daily Post reports.

Iheanacho scores a stunner in the same game

In the same game, Ndidi’s international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho put the Foxes ahead early in the second half.

After a first-half stalemate, Iheanacho slammed a well-taken strike into the net for his first goal of pre-season before Derby's Tom Barkhuizen levelled matters 10 minutes later.

However, Zambia’s Patson Daka struck for the third time in pre-season before Wright completed the scoring for Leicester City.

Oliseh says he would rather play Ndidi in the defensive midfield position instead of Mikel

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh has stated that he would rather play Wilfred Ndidi in the defensive midfield position instead of former Chelsea star Mikel Obi.

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Oliseh delivered the blockbuster remarks while reviewing his book Audacity to Refuse during a special podcast on YouTube channel ATHLST hosted by Matthew Edafe famously known as Mr. Elegbete.

The former Juventus midfielder reiterated that he remains blunt when it comes to saying things and said Mikel was not an offensive midfielder.

Oliseh who last played for Belgian side Genk finally explained some certain qualities a midfielder must possess.

Source: Sports Brief News