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Ndidi will be back for Leicester City’s league opener against Wolves – Rodgers

14:50 SAST 2019/07/26
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The Nigeria international is currently on an extended break from pre-season training after featuring in Afcon in Egypt

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has set a time-frame for Wilfred Ndidi’s return to training ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Ndidi was given a longer holiday after his international commitment with Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

He played in all of the Super Eagles’ games in Egypt and helped them finish third behind runners-up Senegal and champions Algeria.

Prior to the continental tournament, the combative midfielder featured in all of the Foxes’ league matches last season and was ranked as the top tackler in the English top-flight.

After missing their first three friendly outings, Rodgers said the 22-year-old will resume training next week but will miss next Saturday's fixture against Serie A side Atalanta.

"He [Ndidi] will be back towards the Atalanta game. He won’t be involved in that, but he will be training for a few days before that," Rodgers was quoted by Leicestershire Live.

"He will be available for the first game."

Leicester City will open their 2019-20 Premier League campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium on August 11.