Ndidi, Iheanacho Return To Leicester Training On Friday


Leicester City stars, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are both expected back in training with The Foxes on Friday, alongside their teammates at the former English Premier League champions.

Iheanacho and Ndidi will return to drill with the squad ahead of this weekend’s EPL fixture, after lining out for the Super Eagles in two back-to-back qualifiers for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Ndidi started and went the distance in both home and away matches against Libya, while Iheanacho was a non-playing substitute in the two games on Saturday and Tuesday past.

Leicester coach, Claude Puel disclosed that the team resumed training on Thursday, but affirmed that Ndidi and Iheanacho will report on Friday.

They will now train with their teammates for three days before the trip to Emirates Stadium, London to battle Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal, who are on a nine-game winning streak in all competitions.

Although Ndidi has been ruled out of Nigeria’s next game in the AFCON qualifiers, on account of two yellow cards from both matches against Libya, he and Iheanacho have been cleared fit by Puel.

The Leicester boss said he is happy that none of the players got injured on international duty with their respective countries.

Puel said: ”We didn’t have any injury problems with the internationals. Almost all of the international players have come back for training.

”Some will come back Friday; Ghezzal, Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho are the last players. All of the players are match fit for Arsenal.”


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