Mikel, my football idol – Ndidi

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has opened up on his childhood hero, saying it is former national team captain Mikel Obi, the punch reports.

The Leicester City midfielder made this known on Thursday when he featured as a speaker on a Twitter space hosted by FanBants.

FanBants is a fantasy gaming platform where football fans compete for bragging rights and cash prizes.

“Mikel. Because of him, I always fought for the No.12 shirt at the start of my career. I have enormous respect for what he did for Chelsea and the Super Eagles. I have always greatly admired.

“When he was at Chelsea, I was at Nath Boys (as a young player) and I always loved him as a player. His way of playing is amazing. He was so important to Nigerian football,” said said the Leicester City man.

The former Genk midfielder, considered one of the best tacklers in the Premier League, has become a key player for club and country.

During the session, the 25-year-old Nigeria international also revealed how upset he was when Manchester United legend Paul Scholes called him a missing piece in the Red Devils squad.

With the Red Devils then set to lose Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata this summer, Scholes, who has spent his entire professional career at United, said Ndidi would be a perfect replacement in the defensive role of the new manager Erik ten. Old witch.

“Leicester’s Wilfred is still a perfect match for what Man United are looking for, and with just two years remaining on his contract at Leicester, it will likely cost a lot less than the eye-watering sums that were associated with him last summer,” said the Scholes, 47, told YouTube channel Football Daily in June.

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Reacting to the compliment, Ndidi said: “He (Scholes) is a legend to me. He has his opinion and I get excited when a caption speaks well of me. It was a confidence boost and I enjoyed being noticed. But for me, I just want to do my thing for my club and I’m excited for the new season.

Meanwhile, FanBants Managing Director Fola Folowosele said: “We are happy to offer fantasy football across the English Premier League, Champions League, World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.

“These fantastic competitions are fun for fans and come with instant gratification of weekly cash prizes. The Nigerian league is another option we are looking to explore in the future.

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