Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi shifts focus to Africa Cup of Nations

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The Nigeria international finished as the Premier League's top tackler and is set to continue his superb form at the Africa Cup of Nations

Wilfred Ndidi has shifted his focus to preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria after helping Leicester City to a ninth-placed finish in the English Premier League.

Ndidi was on parade as his side held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw in Sunday's season finale, and the former Genk midfielder finished the season as the division's best tackler, beating the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

He was an ever present figure in the Leicester set-up, featuring in all 38 of Leicester’s Premier League games, a feat only two other Nigerians have managed before.

“Season done, thank you for all your incredible support. Unto the next. Afcon preparations,” Ndidi captioned a post on Instagram.


The midfielder is set to make his Afon debut in Egypt, with the competition set to kick off on June 21.

Nigeria have been drawn Group B with Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar.

The Nigeria Football Federation have released pre-Afcon plans for the Super Eagles, and friendlies against Zimbabwe and Senegal were confirmed.

On June 2, the three-time African champions will start pre-Afcon camp in Asaba, where they will take on Zimbabwe at Stephen Keshi Stadium on June 8.

A day after, they will depart Nigeria for Ismaila, Egypt for their final training camp ahead of the tournament.

Their last preparatory game would be against Senegal, billed for Ismailia Stadium on June 16.

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On the next day, Rohr's set-up are expected in Alexandria, venue of their Group B games

They start their campaign with a tie against Burundi on June 22 before taking on Guinea and Madagascar on June 26 and 30 respectively.