International Friendly: Ndidi Rule-out of Nigeria squad to face Algeria – OFFICIAL


The Super Eagles’ friendlies against Algeria will not feature Wilfred Ndidi, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The midfielder for Leicester City was hurt during practice on Wednesday night, and he is now effectively out of the friendlies.

Ndidi has also flown to England from the team’s Marriot Hotel base in Constantine to receive additional medical attention for the injury.

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“Just in: @NGSuperEagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not play vs Algeria due to injury. He has left the team’s training facility and is now in England. The tweet was sent from the NFF’s official Twitter account and said, “Get well soon Wilfred.

The alternatives available to head coach Jose Peseiro in midfield have been limited due to his injury.

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Alex Iwobi, Frank Onyeka, and new invitee, Raphael Onyedika are the only midfielders left in the squad.

Peseiro has had to rejig his squad following injuries to some of the invited players.

Skipper of the team, Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, Henry Onyekuru, Emmanuel Dennis, and Samuel Chukwueze, will all miss the friendlies as a result of injury.

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The Super Eagles will take on the Algerian B team in the first friendly on Friday in Constantine before facing the Riyad Mahrez-led side next week Tuesday in Oran.