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Excited Ndidi ‘can’t believe he will be at World Cup’

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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has communicated that he is thrilled by the prospect of representing Nigeria at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

In his chat with Melissa Reddy of, the Super Eagles star, who has been in the best form of his career at Leicester this season, stated that he still cannot fathom the thought of donning the Nigerian colours at the forthcoming Mundial

“I can’t explain how proud I am,” Ndidi said.

“Every player wants to pull on the shirt for their country, so many people look for this opportunity – the entire population in Nigeria would love to be able to do this.

“I can’t believe I will be at the World Cup for my nation. It’s amazing.

“I haven’t really had the chance to think about it much, I believe when we get to Russia is when it will really sink in.

Dubbed Baba Roadblock by friends and fans in Nigeria, Ndidi wants to help the three-time African champions to not only participate in the global football fiesta, but show the world the stuff they are made of.

“And it’s not just about going to participate, it’s not about being happy just that we are part of the World Cup. I feel we can do more.”

Ndidi is in line to make the Foxes line-up against Southampton on Thursday after serving a two-game suspension for a red card incident some weeks back.

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