Ndidi turns away from EPL to AFCON

Manchester City grabbed the English Premier League trophy in a back-to-back fashion on Sunday and now Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has turned his focus to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations preparations. For the season he helped Leicester City to a ninth place finish in the English League.

Leicester City were held to a goalless draw at home by third-placed Chelsea on Sunday – the final day of the season.

 Ndidi wrote on Instagram page afterwards: “Season done, thank you for all your incredible support. Unto the next: AFCON preparations.”

Ndidi, a former Genk player finished the season as the best tackler in the Premier League with 144 tackles.

He was also the adjudged the 17th best passer of the ball in the EPL after he made 1,985 passes according to Premier League official website.

The Super Eagles will begin preparations for the 32nd edition of the AFCON 2nd of June in Asaba, Delta State.

Three-time champions, Nigeria will play their preliminary matches in Egyptian city of Alexandra first facing Burundi on June 22 and then Guinea on June 26th before tackling Madagascar on June 30.