NDDA pulls out of Tunisia’s Super Eagles friendly with Cote d’Ivoire

NDDA pulls out of Tunisia's Super Eagles friendly with Cote d'Ivoire

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndeida has been ruled out of Nigeria’s squad against Cote d’Avier and Tunisia after suffering a hamstring injury in Fox’s 4-2 win over Burley.

Leicester manager Brendan Rogers confirmed in a tweet last night that there could be a six to 12 week sideline due to NDD Groin.

NDD was part of a 25-member team invited by coach Geront Rohr to prepare the Super Eagles for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November.

The 23-year-old played a full 90 minutes on Sunday evening as Brendan Rodgers’ men silenced the Claretes at King Power Stadium, but he will not take part in an international game in Austria.

Super Eagles media officer, Toin Ibatoy also confirmed the development yesterday.

“Of course, NDD is injured and out of the game against Tunisia and C કોte d’Ivoire,” IBTO told Goal.com.

Meanwhile, coach Gernot Rohr has announced the replacement of the injured midfield Trojan.

Since the start of the 2020-21 campaign, the former junk man has been placed in a central defensive role for Rogers ’men with Kegler Soyunku. This was followed by the availability of Ways Morgan, Johnny Evans and Philip Bankovic.

Northern Irish Strategy said the center-back role would not be permanent because NDD would return to its natural state when defenders address their injury and suspension concerns.

“Wilf is a player I really trust,” Rogers told the media.

“He played the position (center-back) very well and he has the quality to play there. We don’t want him there for long.”

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This is the first time NDD has suffered a groin injury and the news will be particularly worrying for Leicester, when the youngster started the season on a solid note.

He was unavailable for last night’s English League Cup match against Arsenal at Pierre-Americ Bumyang when they lost 0-2-2 in Sunday’s mouth-watering Premier League match against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Leicester are currently at the top of the league after receiving six points from two games played so far.

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