Injury-hit Super Eagles camp as Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of an international friendly match with Algeria.
The 25-year-old Leicester City midfielder just return to Nigeria national team after missing the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against West African rival Black Stars of Ghana due to an injury he sustained in the Foxes fixture with Stade Rennes in a UEFA Europa Conference League tie in March.
Ndidi is hoping to make an impact with his debut under new Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro against Algeria but in unfortunate circumstances, he will miss the encounter in Oran.
NFF disclosed via their social media handle that the former KRC Genk player has left the Nigerian camp and returned to England for further treatment on the injury.
Just in: @NGSuperEagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is injured and out of the game against Algeria. He has left the team’s camp and returned to England. Get well soon Wilfred🙏
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) September 22, 2022
Ndidi’s recent fitness issues have hindered his ability to play for both club and country.
At the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, he last played for the Super Eagles in a match against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the second round of the tournament.
Super Eagles Peseiro now has two defensive midfielders of Brentford’s Frank Onyeka and Club Brugge summer signing Raphael Onyedika he can call upon against Algeria.