Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has reacted after he was named 2019 best Nigerian player of the year. The recognition was bestowed on him at the Ballers Award in Lagos on Sunday, January 12.
The Ballers Awards which is organised by Naija Footballers was held at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island with a host of players, journalists and football administrators present.
The 23-year-old Super Eagles star has been ever-present in Foxes midfield and the three-time African Champions last year. Further, he has been consistent in recent years as he continued to impress with his elite tackling skill and attributes as a defensive midfielder.
Ndidi has been ruled out until next month after he sustains a keen injury in Leicester City training.
On Tuesday took to his social media handle to express his joy and happiness.
“It’s a great privilege to win Nigeria’s best footballer of the year. I couldn’t have done this by myself, I want to thank my teammates both in the National team and at Leicester City.
“Thank you to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all the fans. Thank you,” Ndidi wrote on Twitter.
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Its a great privileged to win Nigeria's best footballer of the year. I couldn't have done this by myself, I want to thank my teammates both in the National team and at Leicester City. Thank you to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all the fans. I will keep doing my best. Thank you.🙏🏾
Meanwhile, Leicester manager disclosed that Ndidi picked up the injury in training.
“Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation,” Rodgers said when explaining why he missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.
Ndidi has been crucial to Leicester’s fortunes this season. Equally important, the influential Nigerian leads the Premier League in both tackles and interceptions.