during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Cameroun on September,1st 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar/fotodezamora
Super Eagles’ midfielder, Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi has said he is fully fit and ready to do battle for Nigeria at the forthcoming World Cup in Russia, and that his injury bouts are behind him as he can’t wait to return to the field of play after almost six weeks, reports.
The Leicester City of England star, who has been training on his own since joining the Eagles’ camp last week, told shortly after the team’s arrival in Abuja, that he is only just moments from returning to the pitch of play as he looks forward to the game against England at Wembley.
“No shaking. I’m okay. Tell Nigerians that I’m fit for the World Cup. I will give my best to ensure we fly Nigeria’s flag well in Russia.
“It is painful to see others playing and you are not. I will put in everything possible to make sure I am fit and strong. It is the dream of every player to play at the World Cup and I’m looking forward to it. Look at me I’m okay”, the midfielder said, playfully kicking an imaginary ball.
Ndidi is arguably the best tackling midfielder in the whole of Europe’s top five leagues with an average of 4.5 tackles per game. He added that he’s looking forward to facing club mate, Jamie Vardy when both nations clash at the prestigious Wembley Stadium on Saturday.