Ndidi Starts for Leicester 6 Days After Pulling Out of Nigerian Squad Due to Injury

Ndidi Starts for Leicester 6 Days After Pulling Out of Nigerian Squad Due to Injury

  • Leicester City on Monday night, 3 October, recorded their first win this term in the Premier League beating Nottingham Forest
  • Nigerian star Wilfred Ndidi who sustained injury last week while on international duty started the tie for the Foxes
  • Ndidi and his teammates at Leicester City are still occupying 19th position on the Premier League table after 8 games

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi on Monday night, 3 October, returned to action for Leicester City for their Premier League game against Nottingham Forest which they won convincingly.

This was six days after the 25-year-old pulled out of the international friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Algeria national team in Oran.

Going into the friendly encounter, Ndidi was one of the big Nigerian players fan were expecting to be on the pitch, but he had to pull out due to injury.

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Wilfred Ndidi starts for Leicester City against Nottingham Forest. Photo by Plumb Images
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His pulling out of the Super Eagles' game against Algeria caused controversy between some Nigerians journalists who claimed that the Leicester City player faked the injury.

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And what did Nigeria play against Algeria?

The Super Eagles of Nigeria actually missed the presence of Ndidi in the midfield as the Algerians came from a goal down to win 2-1.

Against Nottingham Forest, Ndidi played an important role in helping Leicester City recording their first Premier League win of the season with a 4-0 victory.

Did Wilfred Ndidi score against Nottingham Forest?

The Nigerian star did not score as James Maddison scored brace with Harvey Barnes and Palson Daka netting one goal each in Leicester City's 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest according to confirmation from the club.

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Ademola Lookman scores wonder goal as Atalanta beat Fiorentina in big Serie A battle

Lookman scores wonder goal as Atalanta beat Fiorentina in big Serie A battle

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman was the hero on Sunday night, 2 October, as the Nigerian scored the winning goal for Atalanta in their 1-0 Serie A win over Fiorentina.

Lookman and his teammates continued with their commanding form so far this season in the Italian league. They are currently occupying second position on the table with 20 points after 8 games.

Napoli, who are topping the league table with 20 points as well, are ahead with a goal difference of plus-12 while Atalanta have plus-9.

The win for Lookman and his teammates over Fiorentina did not come easy, as they settled for a goalless draw in the first half in what was a challenging duel.

Source: Sports Brief News