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Ndidi Celebrates Leicester’s Win Vs Manchester City

Ndidi Celebrates Leicester’s Win Vs Manchester City

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is delighted to see Leicester City record a 2-1 win against champions, Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Bernardo Silva opened scoring for Manchester City in the 14th minute, but Marc Albrighton leveled scores for the hosts five minutes later.


Ricardo Pereira netted the winning goal for the Foxes nine minutes from time.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men one minute from time when Fabian Delph
was sent off.

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Ndidi was on for the entire 90 minutes in the game in what was his 19th league appearance of the campaign.

He has hit the back of the net once this season.

His international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was not listed for action in the game.

Ndidi took to the social media to show his excitement on the win.

“3 points in the bag, Foxes never quit 💪🏾🙏🏾💙” he wrote.

by Adeboye Amosu

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  • Kudos to you ndidi, but i still believe you can do more in aspect of awareness around you on the field of play.
    I will urge you to speak to your brother iheanacho to wake up from his slumber as he is easily evaporating away and if hes not careful he will be sent out on loan. This is europe, if a coach wants you to play certain way and you say that style doesnt suit then you might as well kiss the club Goodbye.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 3 years ago

    Iheanacho may not be considered good enough to feature for the Super Eagle in AFCON next year. He not serious and continue loose form. Coach Rohr has sound a warning to him already.

    • Sintali 3 years ago

      He will be part of Nigeria vs Seychelles and Nigeria vs Egypt match, but that will be his last opportunity. If he miss that, AFCON will be difficult for him to make it.

  • Who is to say that will be his last opportunity?

    Iheanacho, who is arguably the most talked about player on this forum, will come good.

    For all his shortcomings, he is still one of the best (if not the best) support striker that the Super Eagles has at the moment.

    Say he doesn’t improve between now and June, at his present form, there are few better than him when in the Super Eagles when it comes to threading passes; playing through balls and holding the ball up to create opportunities for others.

    For the national team, as things stand, his goals to games ratio of 8 goals in 23 appearances is right up there with the best (that is 1 goal in like 2 matches for the Super Eagles).

    When we talk about Iheanacho, let’s try to maintain a sense of perspective.

    Iheanacho, as a footballer, hasn’t improved as expected but he also hasn’t diminished as suggested.

    He has stagnated.

    We all want him to succeed however even at present form, apart from scoring goals, all the stats suggest that other aspects of his game are really not that bad.

    • Correction ** (that is 1 goal in like 3 matches for the Super Eagles).**

      • When was the last time he scored for super eagles over 8 months or so

    • Sintali 3 years ago

      Deo, football is not history, where past records or actions counts. Football depend on present form. If you’re in good form and shape, you are good to go, but once you drop in form, sorry, the coach will surely drop you. I am not condemning iheanacho, but I want him to sit-up. But for sure he need to improve for him to be considered for AFCON. Mind you, there is stip comfortition in the team

    • onwajunior 3 years ago

      Iheanacho hasn’t improved. He still has the same problem he had at Man City – inability to hold possession. He loses the ball with almost every touch, doubt me? Go back and watch some of his games or maybe watch his next match. I want to believe that the coaches play him in the wrong position because of his goal scoring instincts. Maybe playing him as a support striker or even in the midfield would give him the space he needs to deliver those killer passes and goals….but mehn…Puel has played him as support striker to Vardy he still didn’t do anything. Pride comes before a fall!

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      “Iheanacho, as a footballer, hasn’t improved as expected but he also hasn’t diminished as suggested. He has stagnated.”
      Permit me to disagree with you on this.
      Kele has decline rather exponentially in my humble opinion….in fitness, in awareness, in confidence, in technique, in finishing….name it, comapared to 3 seasons ago. His vision and passing range may still be there tho. but iheanacho of today is not the same that was second in pecking order to the great sergio aguero. Kelechi broke into limelight at the same time with the likes of Martial and Rashford. I could remember argueing with a columnist on one of the popular football blogs at home that he was far worth more that the 30m man u paid monaco to get Martial back then. It was a tale of which of the 2 Manchester youngsters would hit the big time first. Rashford even came into the scene later on, albeit fortuitously….. Look at rashford today, he is more like the livewire of the man u attack….taking set pieces, scoring decisive goals, working his socks off as if his existence depends on it. Same as martial…look at how he rose to the challenge Mourinho threw at him. That was the same type of challlenge pep threw at kelechi, but he wouldnt improve and was subsequently offloaded. I only needed to watch G.Jesus’ first match and i just told myself kelechi would better start looking for another club. See how long it took for clubs to even make a move for him. most clubs had to start doing risk assesment before making a move. Eventually it was LCFC and for me he still hasnt justified the amount splashed on him by leicester city.
      His innate talent is never in doubt tho. When we want to show himself…he does shows himself in fantastic fashion….but of late…it has become fewer and far between. Just like i’ve always maitianed, his travials are not football related….from afar, i see things more form a lifestyle angle. He might just be toying the same lane as his long time strike partner Isaac Success. And I wish he would rather emulate Ndidi who has been making giant strides since walking into the LCFC team straight for a small club like Genk in belgium. Everytime i watch ndidi play in the epl, i see a player who is extraordinarily hardworking and does all in his capacity to stay in shape on a consistent basis. kelechi too needs to borrow a leaf from Onyinye.

  • Abdul andah 3 years ago

    Hmmmm! Here we come again!
    Fact and figure are there to pass the Best Verdict!

  • Okay Dr Drey, let’s say he has declined, but has he done so exponentially?

    I am not fully equipped with all the data – I must confess – but the fact that he featured fairly regularly for his club this season and pops up with the odd goal or two in cup competitions coupled with the brilliant pre-season that he had should surely call to question this notion that he has “declined exponentially”.

    I don’t keep tabs with the young geezer on social media so i am not equipped to comment on his private life.

    As you know, I deliberately went onto Leicester city football club website the other day with the sole mission of checking Iheanacho’s stats and, apart from his abysmal goals-to-games ratio, all other stats are not that bad.

    I have seen some Leicester games on TV and I sort of agree with coach Puel when he recently said: “in his (Iheanacho) last game he was available between defenders a lot and he made many good runs behind the opponents’ line without receiving good service.”

    Iheanacho received quality services in Man City and he buried many of these chances to devastating effect.

    To be honest, I haven’t got all the facts but as things stand, Iheanacho has scored something like 10 goals in 46 appearances for Leicester across competitions – that is like 1 in 4.5 games (not an all together poor return if you ask me).


    Iheanacho hasn’t improved, perhaps he has even regressed. But the extent to which he has regressed is the object of this debate and I maintain that in my view, Iheanacho has not regressed exponentially as you suggest.

    Thank you.

    • While I agree with you that Iheanacho is talented and occasionally produces magic that can change the course of a game for his team and that some of the criticisms may have been too harsh and unfair, I have a strong hunch that Kele’s problem is mostly off-field as Dr.Drey suggested. In spite of the privileges they enjoy and the massive wealth at their disposal, top players remain ultra disciplined, slim fit and in shape. I remember Ronaldo Da Lima once getting out of shape and had to resign not long after.

      My point is this (as trivial as this might sound), can anyone associate Kele or Isaac Success with any lady? — rather than maybe patronizing red light zones in the UK or always hanging out with artists like Phyno whenever in Nigeria (people you cannot really associate with a committed relationship either).

      We all knew Mikel with Olga before they finally married and had kids. Francis Uzoho just got married recently, despite being still young in his career. Etebo too had a low key wedding this December. Everyone knows Ekong’s babe. Onazi is married (although he ballooned not long after),Iwobi is a young man, but he has or had a committed relationship to keep him focused off-field. Moses is married with 2 kids, Ighalo too with 3. Same with Omeruo, just had a kid. Don’t know about Ndidi, but you can easily tell that’s he’s naturally a focused, no-nonsense person. As for Collins, he’s a young man like Iwobi. I could go on and on, but I know you get the point. These guys have the money and can decide to hitch a girl anytime even at 25 if it would help keep them in check and disciplined.

      Their personal lives shouldn’t be the fans’ concern, but adding perspective to player’s on-field performance, most time the clue lies in there. That’s why coaches often take some interest in that.

    • Pompei 3 years ago

      Valid point, Deo. At Man City, Kelechi was surrounded by very creative players who created numerous chances at will. Not the same situation at Leicester, unfortunately, where goal scoring chances are more difficult to come by. Having said that, Kelechi at the top of his game should still thrive at Leicester.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 3 years ago

    Hello doe,complements to u and every illustrious Nigerian on this platform.Dr Drey I can only agree with the closing paragraph of ur write up,just as I appreciate the analytical acumen of deo.Deo am glad u made your research after the last time we talked on Kele’ s matter.On this point, pertinent questions come to mind, is it really that Kele is having a bad time in Leic or the team is not just playing for the strikers? To butress this point,how many goals has Verdy scored this season.This much Puel criticised as stated above by deo.Majority of goals scored by Verdy was a fall out of assist from Kele.Check the playing style of Leic midfielders ie Maddison,he plays so much to the gallery forgetting his major task of creating chances for the strikers.Do u know how much it hurts when u as a striker runs aimlessly around the pitch for 90 minutes without touching a ball let alone scoring?.Kele had the best goal per minute ratio in city in the entire Europe,he had direct ball playing midfielders and he took his chances.Again I make bold to say with the way Leic is built it will fissle out any striker in the world.Compare the Leic of today with Leic of Kante and drink water, ur guess is as good as mine, Verdy was firing on all cylinders. Much as agree that Kele must improve on his speed and dribbling abilities,the entire Leic team must improve before he can get his goal scoring prowess back again.
    Abeg make una talk truth oo,give Kele the ball he will deliver.

    • onwajunior 3 years ago

      Na lie oh..lol… give Kelechi ball he’ll lose possession. That guy right now cannot keep the ball on his feet. Plus he is a one-legged player, if the ball is not on the left, forget it. That said, his issue off the field may not even be related to girls or lifestyle, it may be family.

    • Thanks Asoko. I have really missed Ayphillythegreat’s take on this issue…

      Ayphills, where are you? Knock knock? Are you home?

      Come back, we miss you!

      Your homeboy (Iheanacho) is taking some bashing here ….. I can’t do this on my own.

      Kel, Dr Drey, Abdul, Onwajunior… Are attacking from all sides. I need reinforcement mate. Come to my aid…..


  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Terrific debate going on here. @deo I Dey ooo. I’ve been reading the thread all along I just decided to keep mute. I totally agree with your analysis. Obviously, Kelechi might’ve stagnated or low in confidence at the moment, but definitely not exponentially as some forumites have claimed. I totally agree with Asoko Emmanuel that Leicester City of today is average at best. The only top player in that Leicester midfield is Onyinye. Mendy is also working hard, but not in the level of Ngolo Kante. Madison only plays to the gallery with no precisive passes that will carve defenses open like he did against Chelsea. If he can be consistent with those kinds of delivery I’m sure Kelechi will have chances to score.

    Most people forget he’s only 21. Raheeem Sterling was criticized during the Euro while he was still developing as a footballer at the time. Today he’s considered a world class player by many fans and plundits alike. Absolutely most definitely Kelechi must sit up and work his socks off to reach his potential. However, I believe he’s top talent that will definitely continue to learn and improve. It’s not as if other top strikers within his age bracket are scoring goals for fun. Gabriel Jesus only had 3 PL goals so far despite the phletora of creative midfielders at City. Even Rashford struggled in the beginning of the season until he’s now having a lease of life under Solskjaer. Same with Martial. He was going to be offloaded before finding form at the right time. We are only half way to the season and all hope is not lost on Kelechi. At least his coaches believe that.

    As for the AFCON it will take a dramatic loss of form or a devastating injury for Kelechi not to be in the 23 man squad. He has already scored goals and provided assists so far this season. He will definitely get his chances to score more goals this season that I can guarantee.

    • Welcome back my brother. Please don’t be upset with me when I say that your contributions have been “thin on the ground” lately.

      Whether we agree or disagree, we all learn a lot from each other so, keep dishing it like only you can. 🙂

  • Asoko Emmanuel 3 years ago

    Haaaaaaa yea,great one Ayphillydegree,just like everyone on this platform you will never stop making sense.Tanks for bringing starts on Jesus to fore I did not get info about it so could not say much.In all we should not stop criticising our players constructively so they can get better.God bless u all.