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Ndidi Happy To Be Back For Leicester

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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight to return from a long-term groin injury.
The 23-year-old suffered the injury problem against  Burnley in September which has since sidelined him from action.
Ndidi has only featured in two Premier League games for the King Power Stadium outfit in the 2020-21 season, missing their previous 13 games.
The midfielder was a consistent performer for the Foxes last season as they finished fifth on the league table to clinch a Europa League ticket.
Ndidi returned for Leicester against Zorya in their Europa League group game last night and has revealed his excitement.
“Hi guys, it’s Wilfred Ndidi and we are happy to be back and hopefully things go well,” Ndidi said in a video posted by Leicester on  Twitter alongside his teammate Ricardo Pereira.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is also looking forward to the return of the Nigeria international for their encounter against the Ukrainian Premier League side.
“Wilfred Ndidi, it’ll be fantastic to see him back. Caglar Soyuncu would play. Ricardo Pereira as well. Timothy Castagne is still out, we’ll see how he is when we get back,” Rodgers said in a pre-match press conference.
Ndidi has been with Leicester since 2017 when he teamed up with the Premier League club from Belgian side Genk.
The midfielder has distinguished himself in the English top-flight with his solid defensive displays for the King Power Stadium outfit.
Ndidi will hope to stay fit and help Leicester finish as high as possible at the end of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Ndidi was missed during Nigeria’s double-header against Sierra Leone, as the Super Eagles struggled to fly. pick up two points in the outings.
The midfielder’s return will also delight Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr, who has been under immense pressure for his not-too-impressive performances against the Leone Stars.

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Infantino Reveals How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions

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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino last Thursday, in Abuja, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for top Grade A football matches and FIFA competitions.
Infantino gave the insight when the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the MoshoodAbiola National Stadium.
The FIFA boss, who was visibly happy with the re-grassed pitch at the stadium, said well-maintained stadia with good pitches were key to hosting grade A matches.
He said FIFA was ready to work more closely with Nigeria to develop the game and host more grade A matches in the country.
“We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadia, we work with them to give something back.
“It’s obvious that stadiums like this (MoshoodAbiola stadium) and others in Nigeria deserve the best quality games.
“They deserve top national team games, top club games and it’s not just about Nigerian football or African football, it’s about global football.
“We are working together to see what kind of new opportunities, competitions we can bring for men and women to fill this stadium and make the heart of the stadium beat for the fantastic spectacle that all of the Nigerian love, which is football,” he said.
Earlier, the minister said the Federal Government will continue to invest in sports development and facilities.
Tidesports source reports that the FIFA President, in the company of the minister, had earlier visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Statehouse, as part of his engagement.

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Why NFF Must Offset Rohr’s Salaries, Bonuses  – Aikhomogbe

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Former Nigerian goal keeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to resolve every outstanding salaries and bonuses owed to the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr before the next World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic (CAR).
Aikhomogbe made this known on the backdrop of the football body’s recent deal with Baba Ijebu.
Although the financial details of the deal was not disclosed, Aikhomogbe in an interview with Newsmen from his base in Cairo, Egypt, stated that the NFF should use this platform to offset Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“It’s a big delight to know that the Nigeria Football Federation have signed a deal with Baba Ijebu and this will serve as an opportunity for them to use part of the money to pay Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“There is no better time to motivate him than now before Nigeria’s next 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic (CAR) on October,” he said.

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Enyimba Players Vow To Support  Finidi

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Enyimba FC Goalkeeper, John Noble has stated that the players of the People’s Elephants will be key to the success of the newly appointed coach of the team, Finidi George.
Finidi, signed a two-year deal with Enyimba and oversaw his first full training session with the team on Thursday after a cameo appearance on Wednesday.
Speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, Noble  gave his assessment of the coach in his first session under the manager and believes the former Super Eagles winger has what it takes to lead the team to the next level.
He added that the Enyimba players will be the ones to hand Finidi George his success at the club.

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