Leicester Metropolis midfielder Wilfred Ndidi on Sunday emerged as Nigeria’s 2019 Participant of The 12 months to the delight of two former England icons, Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton.
Ndidi was named Nigeria’s Footballer of the 12 months on the Ballers awards after being snubbed by CAF in Africa’s Staff of the 12 months. The 23-year-old loved a improbable yr for his English membership, and in addition starred because the Tremendous Eagles completed in third place on the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Ndidi beat Lille’s Victor Osimhen, Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, Shanghai Shenhua’s Odion Ighalo and Udinese’s William Troost-Ekong to the honour.
The previous Genk midfield enforcer, shortly after, took to Twitter to precise his delight, and provide his appreciation to those that performed their half in his success.
“Its an incredible privileged to win Nigeria’s greatest footballer of the yr. I couldn’t have accomplished this on my own, I wish to thank my teammates each within the Nationwide staff and at Leicester Metropolis. Thanks to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all of the followers. Thanks,” Ndidi wrote on his official Twitter deal with.
Its an incredible privileged to win Nigeria’s greatest footballer of the yr. I could not have accomplished this on my own, I wish to thank my teammates each within the Nationwide staff and at Leicester Metropolis. Thanks to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all of the followers. Thanks 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/IMNyzsUt5n
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) January 13, 2020
Gary Lineker reacted to the information on Twitter, with the previous Barcelona and Leicester Metropolis striker believing Ndidi was deserving of the gong.
“Formally a Baller. A lot deserved,” Gary Lineker wrote.
Formally a Baller. A lot deserved. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/xIoPxjyOTc
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 13, 2020
One in every of England’s best ever goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, additionally counseled the Nigeria worldwide on his award. Shilton, who at the moment holds the file for enjoying extra video games for the England males’s nationwide soccer staff than anybody else, took to Twitter to congratulate Ndidi.
“Congratulations, Ndidi,” Shilton mentioned.
Congratulations @Ndidi25 👍
— Peter Shilton (@Peter_Shilton) January 13, 2020
Ndidi is at the moment out injured and isn’t set to return till subsequent month after present process surgical procedure. The defensive midfielder has featured in 20 Premier League video games this time period, failing to begin simply as soon as.