EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW With Leicester City Bound Ndidi On Preferred Role, Iheanacho, Career Rise & Inspirations


Owngoalnigeria.com Daniel Martins caught up with Leicester City January signing Wilfred Ndidi shortly after his last game for Belgian side Genk as Gent as his £15m move draws near.


Ndidi spoke on a variety of issue ranging from his move to Belgium, his preferred role and his career rise from Nath Boys to Leicester City in 18 months, he also spoke on international teammate Kelechi Iheanacho. Enjoy.

Preferred Role:

Ndidi – I don’t think I have any for now, I have played in lot of roles and have always given my best for the team. I started off as a striker in my early days but I moved to a midfield role later in my career. I got converted to a central defender at the camp of the Nigeria U-17 team and have also played as a full back severally.

To be honest I love playing in the midfield but am ready to play anywhere for my team, the goal is usually to give my best for my team regardless of where am deployed.
Career Rise:

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Ndidi- I strongly credit God almighty for my career progression considering where I was 18 months ago and where I am now. My coaches in all level have been wonderful as well, my key still remains playing to the instruction of the coach for the benefit of my team, and that has helped me a lot in my career.

Kelechi Iheanacho :

He opened the door for most of us to be noticed, he was my teammate at U-17 and 20 level and now in the Super Eagles. His progression at Manchester City inspired most of us to believe we can also survive in England but we are too different players in terms of role on the pitch and more.


The holy bible is my favourite book, it inspires me a lot, before games and even after games I go through it. It has worked for me in more ways than one, also I love listening to music before games, it calms me for the task ahead.

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*Daniel Martins