Nigerian professional footballer, Wilfred Ndidi, has reacted after he was accused of feigning injury to leave the Nigeria national football team, Super Eagles.
Journalist Sulaiman Folarin had in a tweet alleged that the Leicester City FC star feigned injury to get out of the Super Eagles after the team’s coach, Jose Peseiro, informed him of the role he wanted him to play in the game against Algeria next Tuesday.
According to Folarin, sources confirmed that Jose Peseiro informed Ndidi that he’d be playing at center-back and not in the midfield in the game, a role Ndidi never wanted.
“Sources on Ndidi injury: Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro wants to play Wilfred Ndidi at centerback against #Algeria. Ndidi is upset about this. He wants to play in the midfield. Next thing, Ndidi has an undisclosed injury, out of the squad and returns to #England.” Folarin ‘s tweet read.
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Reacting to the claim, Ndidi, via his Twitter handle, accused the journalist of not checking his facts and also not asking questions before tweeting.
“How sure are you? Did you ask questions? Did you check your facts, No! you just decided to tweet… bravo you did yourself proud sir”, The footballer wrote.