Ndidi: ‘No Competition In Super Eagles’ Midfield; We Complement Each Other’

Ndidi:  ‘No Competition In Super Eagles’ Midfield; We Complement Each Other’

Nigeria and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, says there’s no competition amongst the Super Eagles midfielders, stressing that, instead, they play a complementary roles aimed at ensuring that no loophole is created, Yabaloaded.com.ng reports.

Ndidi missed the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast last January and was recalled into the Super Eagles squad by new Super Eagles Head Coach, Finidi George, ahead of the USA/Canada/Mexico 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa in Uyo and against the Squirrels of Benin Republic in.Abidjan.

Asked about his absence at the AFCON 2023, the Super Eagles’ success and his return, Ndidi said those who prosecuted the AFCON did an excellent job.

He pointed out that his return does not elicited competition, stressing that each of the midfielders, as in other departments of the team, plays a complementary role to each other in the overall interest of the team and nation.

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Ndidi likened the national team to military barracks where its often said that ‘soldiers go, soldiers come and the barracks remains’.

“I wasn’t in the AFCON but I’m back to the team now. I’m happy with the team over the performance in Ivory Coast. Kudos to them,” Ndidi remarked.

“For a truth, there’s no competition amongst us the midfielders. Instead, we complement, making sure that in the absence of one, the team doesn’t suffer.

“National team is like the barracks where they say, soldiers go, soldiers come, yet barracks remains”.

“I must commend the team for a good job at the AFCON in Ivory Coast. Now, we’re in the World Cup qualifiers and hopefully, we’ll get the job done, starting with this match against South Africa.”


By Sab Osuji in Uyo

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