Wifred Ndidi

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of Nigeria’s upcoming friendlies against Algeria.

The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the news on their official Twitter handle on Thursday morning.

“Just in: @NGSuperEagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is injured and out of the game against Algeria. He has left the team’s camp and returned to England. Get well soon Wilfred🙏,”reads the tweet

Ndidi has struggled to stay fit recently which has limited his appearance for club and country.

The former KRC Genk player missed the latter part of last season after sustaining an injury, while in action for Leicester City in a UEFA Europa Conference League clash against Stade Rennes in March.

He last featured for the Super Eagles in the second round encounter against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro now have three midfielders: Raphael Onyedika, Frank Onyeka and Alex Iwobi available for the friendlies.