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Ndidi Makes EPL Team of The Season

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been included in the Premier League Team of The Season. 

The list was compiled by ESPN and is for players who have impressed in the Premier League midseason.


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Ndidi was shortlisted alongside stars like Liverpool quartet Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.


Other players in the list are James Tarkowski of Burnley, Lucas Digne of Everton and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy. 

Commenting on Ndidi’s performance so far this season, ESPN wrote: “While the 23-year-old doesn’t cover quite as much ground as N’Golo Kante did during his Premier League-winning season with Leicester, Ndidi is about as defensively dominant as Kante was during his breakout campaign. 

“The Nigerian paces all players with 84 tackles and 7.25 tackles per 1,000 opposing touches this season. His 4.75 interceptions per 1,000 opposing touches also top the Premier League. 

“With Maddison and Tielemans bombing forward, Ndidi is the perfect counterbalance. Anything attacking from Ndidi is a bonus, but he has added two goals for Leicester this season.”

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  • Congratulations Nwa Agbor kingdom,the sky is your limit.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Ndidi’s attitude towards his career so far is worth commending. Very disciplined, focused and humble.
    No unnecessary razmataz, no coloured hair, no nasty haircuts, no earings, no negative media attentions….just simplicity and continued dedication to his football. Is it any surprise that it has been rise rise rise for him since moving to Europe from a non league side in Lagos…?

    The guy has taken his time at LCFC, devoid of any undue pressures or expections to develop into the best in the world in his position (or is it wrong to call the best tackler for 3 consecutive seasons in the EPL the best in the world).

    Only Gueye and Kante prevented him from being in the EPL team of the season last season….but no one can stop him now. He’s the master of the craft….and to think he’s still only 23…?? Oh my..!

    This is the type of profile you take to clubs like Barca, Madrid, Juve,Liverpool, Man city or Bayern and nobody will be able to say any shit to you.

    When we tell these youngsters to take their time and hone their skills and confidence levels deeply with seasons of ample game time in lessers clubs before making a jump to the big clubs, OR to move from supposedly bigger clubs where they aren’t getting gametime to lesser clubs or leagues where they can get gametime, sychophants in the house will call us names as if they love these kids more than us.

    The Ndidi example is one which I will freely recommend every youngster to follow.

  • presh 2 years ago

    My only fear he got married too quickly, because he has to satisfy madam and satisfy football,i saw how sunday Oliseh began slowing down when he was once so good. All the Best, Ndidi, take care of the game.

    • @presh
      I think getting married very early is one of his master strokes that’s propelling him upwards: no late nights at the clubs.