Important Super Eagles Midfielder Confirmed Injured, Ruled Out of International Friendly vs Algeria

Important Super Eagles Midfielder Confirmed Injured, Ruled Out of International Friendly vs Algeria

  • Wilfred Ndidi will no longer take part in the planned international friendly between Nigeria and Algeria
  • The Super Eagles midfielder has been confirmed injured according to the Nigeria Football Federation
  • The match is slated for September 27 at the New Stadium in Oran, but Ndidi has left the camp and returned to England

Leicester City of England midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not be part of the Super Eagles squad that will take on the Desert Foxes in an international friendly on September 27.

Algeria will host Nigeria at the New Stadium in Oran, but the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that Ndidi has left their camp.

The player’s injury status was not disclosed, but the NFF stated that the 25-year-old has returned to his base in England.

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles, Nigeria
Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of Nigeria vs Algeria friendly due to injury. Photo: Catherine Ivill
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The NFF wrote:

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“Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is injured and out of the game against Algeria. He has left the team’s camp and returned to England. Get well soon Wilfred.”

Recall that Ndidi missed the Super Eagles 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Black Stars of Ghana after sustaining an injury.

His last appearance for the Super Eagles was in January this year in the round of 16 of the 2021 AFCON against Tunisia.

Meanwhile, all invited players for the friendly against the North African side have arrived as the team intensify preparation for the clash.

Vanguard confirms that Leicester City forward Kelechi Ihenacho joined the team before Francis Uzoho and Rivers United left wing-back Ebere Duru arrived in the evening.

Coach of the Super Eagles Jose Peseiro is delighted to have all invitees in camp as they will likely participate in a practice match.

Twenty-three players in camp:

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Osimhen on the radar of Tottenham

Sports Brief earlier reported that With Harry Kane being linked with a move to join German club Bayern Munich next summer, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte could make efforts to sign Victor Osimhen.

It was gathered that the Italian tactician already spoke with Napoli chief Fabio Paratici that he would want the Nigerian striker to replace Kane.

Spurs are willing to offer a figure of around €85m (£74m) for the 23-year-old striker, with Conte believed to be stunned by Osimhen’s prowess in front of goal.

Source: Sports Brief News

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