Piotr Zielinski (R) of Poland in action against Wilfred Ndidi (L) of Nigeria during the international friendly soccer match between Poland and Nigeria in Wroclaw, Poland, 23 March 2018. EPA/Maciej Kulczynski POLAND OUT
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018. 12:31
Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has declared that he is ready to represent the national team at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Ndidi said he is looking forward to donning the Super Eagles’ jersey in Russia, saying he cannot explain how excited he is.
The Leicester City star played a pivotal role in the Super Eagles’ qualification for the global soccer showpiece which will be Nigeria’s sixth appearance.
Ndidi, is among the young guns which includes the likes of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, club teammate Kelechi Iheanacho, William Troost-Ekong, Tyronne Ebuehi and a host of others who will be hoping to make great impact for the Super Eagles.
“I can’t explain how proud I am. Every player wants to pull on the shirt for their country, so many people look for this opportunity – the entire population in Nigeria would love to be able to do this,” Ndidi stated in an interview with on a website in the United Kingdom.
“I can’t believe I will be at the World Cup for my nation. It’s amazing. I haven’t really had the chance to think about it much, I believe when we get to Russia is when it will really sink in.
“And it’s not just about going to participate, it’s not about being happy just that we are part of the World Cup. I feel we can do more.”
Gernot Rohr’s men will play in Group D along with two-time world champions Argentina, 1998 semi-finalists Croatia and debutants Iceland.