Ndidi's return excites Maresca after AFCON disappointment

Ndidi's return excites Maresca after AFCON disappointment
Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024. 15:00

Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi has returned from the injury that saw him sadly miss the 2023 AFCON finals.

The experienced midfielder is one of the Super Eagles’ key players and he missed the continental tournament after sustaining an injury while in action for Leicester City.

Ndidi, who missed Leicester’s 10 English Championship matches, watched on as Nigeria went all the way to the AFCON final where they lost to hosts, Ivory Coast.

Leicester manager Enzo Maresca is pleased with the return of the 27-year-old, who came on in the 72nd minute as Leicester claimed a 1-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday.

“I’m very happy. We need him, Wilf is so important to us so it’s good to have him back,” Maresca told the club’s website

Ndidi has featured in 25 matches for Leicester this season – scoring four times and providing six assists.

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