Nigeria Professional Football League side MFM FC missed out on having a share of Wilfred Ndidi big money move from Genk to Leicester City Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusive reveal.
Ndidi joined Leicester City in January from Belgium side Genk in a deal reportedly worth £16M, with his nursery team in Nigeria Nath Boys getting 20% of the amount paid to the Belgians.
However MFM FC could have been the team receiving the money if not for the former General Manager of the team Godwin Enakhena who reportedly vetoed his registration when the team were about to go professional.
” Few years ago, Ndidi lost his relative in the Ikeja bomb blast and moved in to stay with a soldier, who later brought him to MFM FC. He was very young and still very raw but coach Fidelis Ilechukwu liked what he saw in him”, an MFM insider told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” We were on the verge of playing professional football back then, I think in the Nigeria League One ( Third division) but the then General Manager told the coach that he is too young and looks fragile, particularly as he is a central defender.
” Few months later he went to Nath Boys, shone at a Lagos state tournament and earned a call up to the U-17, same year he went to the U-20 World Youth Championship. The rest is history as they say”.