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Friday, 31 March 2017

Wilfred Ndidi : My Dad Didn't Want Me To Become A Footballer

Wilfred Ndidi: my dad didn't want me to become a footballer

Leceister city midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has revealed his dad wanted him to go school not to become a footballer.


The 20 year joined Leceister city in 2016 from Genk in Belgium for a transfer fee of £17 million.

In an interview with Leceister Mecury the Nigerian said : "My dad watched it on the television but he didn't want me to play football. He is a soldier, but he didn't want me to follow in his footsteps, he just wanted me to go to school.

"I did miss out on some school because of football. When I moved to Nath Boys academy then I started to miss out on some of my schooling.



"My family haven't been over to see me play yet. They only see it on TV."

He was asked about his move to Leceister, why he decided to join the club he said : "I was told different clubs were watching me but I told my manager not to tell me because I didn't want it in my head.

"It was unbelievable what happened last season," he said. "No-one expected it. It was a fairytale. It didn't help in my decision though. It was an easy decision to come to Leicester and to the Premier
League."

Leceister city signed the Nigerian as a replacement for Kante who joined Chelsea after their title winning season. The 20 year old has not done a bad job in his defensive midfield role with his tackling, strength and aerial prowess making him a mainstay in the first team.


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