Leicester City has announce that their Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will represent The Foxes in the maiden ePremier League invitational tournament, and he will face Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last-16 on Thursday, April 23.
Leicester City announced the ePremier League to the media and their teeming supporters via a Press Release on their official website on Wednesday.
The online football game powered by EA Sports FIFA 20 tournament is designed to feature players from each EPL club, and proceeds from the tournament will be for charity purposes – to be given to #PlayersTogether initiative.
“The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 competition pits representatives from each of the 20 Premier League clubs against each other in a test of their skills, building up to a live event on Saturday 25 April,” Leicester City said in the Press Release.
“City fans can follow the action on Leicester City’s social channels, with Sky Sports and the Premier League also showing fixtures ahead of the semi-finals and final, which will form part of Saturday’s live show on Sky.
“The action gets underway with Round 1 on Tuesday 21 April as Aston Villa’s John McGinn faces Brighton’s Neal Maupay, followed by another three fixtures as teams battle to make it to the next round on Wednesday and Thursday.
“The Foxes were one of 12 teams that received a Round 1 bye into the Last-16, which starts with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling taking on Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
“Meanwhile, Ndidi’s clash with Jota is scheduled for a midday kick-off on Thursday 23 April as they battle it out in an 18-minute single-leg fixture for a place in Friday’s quarter-finals.
“The prize fund is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most. The tournament will also continue to urge everyone to follow official advice by staying home and saving lives.
“Fans can follow all the action throughout the week on Leicester City’s social media channels, the Premier League website, app, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels; Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels as well on the Football Daily YouTube channel. Sky’s coverage will be hosted by Saturday Social’s Adam Smith and Joe Thomlinson who will be joined by influencer Harry Pinero.
“The ePL Invitational tournament is operated by esports tournament organisers Gfinity, who have worked on the first two seasons of ePremier League.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.