Super Eagles Star Wilfred Ndidi Calls Out Journalist Over Fake Injury Claim

Super Eagles Star Wilfred Ndidi Calls Out Journalist Over Fake Injury Claim

  • Wilfred Ndidi is not impressed with Nigerian journalist Sulaiman Folarin over claims that he faked an injury
  • The media man credited sources as saying the player was upset with coach Jose Peseiro and decided to leave camp
  • Ndidi has debunked the comments and questioned the journalist for failing to verify his information

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has debunked claims that he left the Super Eagles camp for reasons best known to him.

The Nigeria Football Federation had disclosed that the player left the camp ahead of their game against Algeria due to injury.

Ndidi will not be part of the game as the 25-year-old returned to his base in England, but journalist Sulaiman Folarin claimed the player left in anger.

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles, Leicester City
Wilfred Ndidi not impressed with a journalist over fake injury claims. Photo: Plumb Images
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According to the reporter, Ndidi was at loggerheads with Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro over the position he would play against the Desert Warriors.

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Sulaiman tweeted:

“Sources on Ndidi injury: Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro wants to play Wilfred Ndidi at center back against #Algeria.
“Ndidi is upset about this. He wants to play in the midfield. Next thing, Ndidi has an undisclosed injury, out of the squad and returns to #England.”

It is obvious Ndidi was unimpressed with such claims as the Nigerian international replied to the tweet. He wrote:

“How sure are you? Did you ask questions? Did you check your facts, No! you just decided to tweet… bravo you did yourself proud sir.”

Ndidi, who played his first match for Nigeria’s senior national team in 2019 against Burundi at the Africa Cup of Nations, already has 47 caps for the Super Eagles.

He was not part of the Nigerian team that prosecuted the final round of the World Cup qualifiers as Ghana edged the three-time AFCON winners.

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