Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named alongside Liverpool Superstar Mohamed Salah in the France Football’s African Team of the Year.
Ndidi has been a top performer for Leicester City since he joined as in his second season led the league with tackles.
Rated as one of the best central young midfielders in Europe, his impressive performances in 2018 did not go unnoticed.
In a report by reputable Media organization, France Football who co-ordinate the Ballon D’Or and Kopa Trophy Awards Ndidi made the list of the team of the year.
Wilfred Ndidi is a regular for Leicester City
France Football African Team of the Year
Goalkeeper – André Ako (Cameroon, Ajax)
Defenders – Youcef Atal (Algeria, Nice), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Napoli), Manu Da Costa(Morocco, Istanbul BB), Achraf Hakimi (Morocco, Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders – Thomas Partey (Ghana, Atletico Madrid), Wilfried Ndidi (Nigeria, Leicester City), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco, Ajax)
Attackers – Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City, Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJGWaelEfy/Alternates – Samatta (Tanzania, Genk), Idrisse Gana Gueye (Senegal, Everton), Pepe (Ivory Coast, Lille), Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (Gabon, Arsenal), Bounou (Morocco, Girona), Badri (Tunisia, Esperance), Toko Ekambi ( Cameroon, Villarreal).
Ndidi was praised in the report for his consistency which led Leicester City to award him with a new contract after his participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Russia.
The report said, “He is certainly not the most spectacular player of his selection or even Leicester. But in his record, the former defensive midfielder Genk has also settled in the midfield and statistics in the Premier League are exceptional, both in terms of tackles than balloons recovered.
Wilfred Ndidi participated at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
“As such, the young Nigerian was named by the CAF among the best hopes of the year. At 21, his club has extended it until 2024 but he is not sure he has totally secured his super middle. “
Ndidi is expected to return to action when Leicester City take on Newport County on Sunday, January 6.