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Most consistent Ndidi should be a Super Eagles’ Captain

Ndidi deserves captaincy

Celestine Babayaro: Ndidi deserves captain in Musa’s absence

Wilfred Ndidi should be the Super Eagles captain in the absence of Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa, says 27-capped Nigeria international Celestine Babayaro.

Super Eagles skipper Mikel has not featured for the team since the group stage exit at the World Cup, while third captain of the team Ogenyi Onazi has been a long absentee in the team, due to poor form.

Ahmed Musa has been leading the team recently, and in his absence, Troost Ekong is being saddled with the captaincy responsibility, but Babayaro argued that Ndidi, who he rated as the most consistent Super Eagles’ player should get the nod for the second vice captain over any other member in the squad.

He {Ndidi} hardly play below expectations.” Babayaro told “Top performance in every game is the stuff of a captain.

“I really don’t know how he conducts himself off the pitch but on the pitch he deserve to be captain in the absence of Musa”,

” I understand with the choice of Mikel and Musa as captains but Ndidi should get the second vice-captain role. He is the most consistent player in the team at least in the last one year or so”.

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Ndidi, who was a junior international from 2013-2015, made his senior debut in a friendly game against DR Congo in 2o15 – and has racked up another 23, with no goal to his name.

Meanwhile, a report posted on the EPL official website earlier today has it that Ndidi, alongside Crystal Palace Aaron Wan-Bissaka top list of the English league’s tacklers – with 109 successful tackles respectively.

The 22-year-old has featured in all 31 EPL games this season for Leicester City, scoring two goals.

He is expected to make his 32nd league appearance when Leicester host Bournemouth on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.

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