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Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi is a Nigeria footballer, born on 16 December 1996, who plays for Premier League club Leicester City and also a Nigeria national team as a midfielder. Nigeria selected him for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
During his youth days, Ndidi he spent it at Nath Boys Academy in Lagos. He started his career as a central defender for Nigeria’s youth teams and also at the 2013 African U-17 Championship. Ndidi has gained many awards while at Nath Boys.
Ndidi made his Belgian Pro League debut with Genk on 31 January 2015 against Charleroi in a 1–0 away defeat. He played the first 74 minutes of the game before he was changed to Jarne Vrijsen. He has performed well in that game before returning to the center-back position he played at the Nath Boys Academy. He displayed a wide range of passing and shooting and began to be deployed as a central midfielder for the rest of the season.
During the Belgian League playoff game against Club Brugge, Ndidi scored a long-range goal, which was named the goal of the season in the Belgian league. After receiving an attempted-clearance outside the penalty box, he lofted the ball smoothly over an opposing player.
Before unleashing a ferocious volley into the top right corner. The ball was adjudged to be traveling at over 111 km/h. He scored two more goals before the end of the playoffs including another volley from outside the box against Anderlecht in a 5–2 win. He received the award as the third-best young player in the Belgian league for the 2015–16 season.
December 3, 2016, Genk agreed a £17 million transfer deal with English champions Leicester City. On 5 January 2017, the deal was sealed.
Ndidi made his debut for the club on 7 January 2017, in a 2–1 win against Everton in the third round of the FA Cup. He made his first Premier League start on 14 January 2017 against Chelsea at home in a 3–0 defeat.
In the English FA Cup game against Derby County on 8 February 2017, Ndidi came on in the first half of extra time and scored his first goal for Leicester through a long-range shot. In a 3–1 win over Liverpool on 27 February 2017, Ndidi won 11 of his 14 tackles; a feat bettered only by Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté who made 14 tackles against the same club in January.
Ndidi got his first red card in a 3–0 loss to Crystal Palace on 16 December 2017 – Of which, the day was his birthday.
Ndidi was also one of the Nigerian youth setups during his time at Nathaniel Boys of Lagos. When he was playing the African U-17
Championship with Nigeria, he was excluded together with two other players from the match as a precaution, following an MRI age test that suggested he was just lightly above the threshold. Notwithstanding, he joined up with his teammates in the U-20 team the following year, forming the bedrock of the midfield.
He was picked to report to the Senior Nigeria national football team on October 8, 2015, making his debut in the friendly game against DR Cong, and playing again a few days later in the 3–0 win against Cameroon, when he replaced John Obi Mikel in the 63rd minute.
Nigeria chose him for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.