Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has disclosed that the biggest memory he has of his English Premier League club’s late owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is how the Thailand billionaire traveled to watch him play at the World Cup in Russia.
Ndidi disclosed as much on Monday, as he joined the Leicester squad to pay homage to Srivaddhanaprabha alongside the late owner’s family in paying their last respects at King Power Stadium on Monday.
Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people who died in a helicopter crash at the club’s stadium on Saturday.
Ndidi and the other players have all been offered grief counselling as they come to terms with the death of the club’s chairman.
Nidi and fellow Nigerian, Kelechi Iheanacho joined the squad on Monday morning at the club’s training ground, but there was no formal training.
Some players had massages and physio, but most sat quietly to share their feelings and memories of the man they affectionately called “The Boss.”
It was the players’ choice to roll out as a group to the stadium to see the tributes and pay their respects.
The club, in keeping with its duty of care as an employer, has told the players to take as much time as they need to deal with their grief.
Ndidi added on Twitter: “You were far too kind and supportive. Thank you for all you did for the club, for always encouraging the team and coming all the way to watch me play at the World Cup.”