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Nigeria suffer massive blow ahead of Ghana clash as Ndidi doubtful for the fiercy encounter.

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RENNES, FRANCE - MARCH 17: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and Youri Tielemans of Leicester City during the UEFA Conference League Round of 16 Leg Two match between Stade Rennes and Leicester City at Roazhon Park on March 17, 2022 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Nigeria suffer massive blow ahead of Ghana clash as Wilfred Ndidi picked up an injury in Leicester City 2-1 loss to Rennes in the second leg of their Uefa Europa Conference League on Thursday.

The 25-year-old is among the Foxes’ key players with 31 appearances across all competitions so far this season. (image: Getty Images)

The extent of Ndidi’s injury is yet to be known but it appears to be around the medial ligament in his knee.

“Wilfred Ndidi is a block tackle, so he injured the medial ligament in his knee so will see how that is,” Rodgers said after the game.

Ndidi’s potential absence will be a big blow for Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen as Nigeria face a crucial 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying games against Ghana.

Wilfred Ndidi is an important player in the Super Eagles squad, with his qualities unmatched.(image: Getty Images)

Ndidi played every minute of the Super Eagles’ games at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations where they were knocked out by Tunisia in the Round of 16.

Nonetheless, should Ndidi miss the two games, Super Eagles have Oghenekaro Etebo and Frank Onyeka to pick for the games against Ghana and also Ogenyi Onazi on the standby and may be drafted in for the games.

 

 

 

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