Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi is expected to undergo a medical test to be conducted today by Leicester’s doctors to find out the extent of his injury sustained in last weekend’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo.
Ndidi, who was on the pitch for all 90 minutes collapsed in a heap of pain clutching his hamstring muscle after attempting a shot from outside the Zambian box.
Though Super Eagles medical crew gave the player a clean bill of health, Leicester insists he will be examined to ascertain if Ndidi had picked up a hamstring injury. As Leicester prepare for their English Premier League clash with West Brom next week Monday.
Any injury to Ndidi would further stretch Leicester’s already limited options in central midfield and leave only Andy King, Vicente Iborra, and Daniel Amartey as available players in that position. Matty James is out with an Achilles injury, while Adrien Silva’s registration remains blocked by Fifa.
Meanwhile, Zambia star player, Enock Mwepu has congratulated the Super Eagles for their qualification. As a good sportsman, I would like to say congratulations to Nigeria on their qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Go and make Africa proud.
“The trouble with being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it. Also, I’d like to say to everyone that if you can’t accept losing you’ll never be able to win,” Said Mwepu
Mwepu urged Zambian fans to keep rallying behind the team despite the failure to qualify for a maiden World Cup appearance.
“I would like to say sorry to everybody that has been supporting us as we looked to make history. We need your encouragement now more than ever. Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow.
I am extremely disappointed that we didn’t make it to the World Cup. However, we can only use this loss as a stepping stone to build an even better squad ready to rise to the challenge of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The work starts now.”
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