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Rohr: Eagles badly need Ndidi after Onazi’s howler

Dapo Sotuminu, Lagos
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that, national team midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, will be fit in time to start his Nigeria’s first game of the World Cup.
Rohr disclosed that from the last game played by Nigeria against England at the Wembley Stadium, it is evident that the Eagles surely need the Leicester United of England play maker for the Russia 2018 World Cup proper.
The German coach noted that, Ndidi will be fully fit to start in the finals in Russia, especially in a tough group that includes Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.
Ndidi sat out Nigeria’s warm-up defeat to England at Wembley on Saturday as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury while fellow Leicester City team-mates Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa came off the bench.
Ndidi missed City’s final three matches of the season with a hamstring problem that threatened to put his World Cup appearance in jeopardy but the German coach is optimistic that the midfielder would to start Nigeria’s final warm-up game against Czech Republic on Wednesday.
He said: “We need Ndidi, but we had a protocol from Leicester who gave me very good information with the medical team on Ndidi’s matter. We followed exactly the protocol the medical team Leicester gave to us.
“We don’t think it was the moment for him to play but he will start the next game but I hope if he plays against Czech Republic, he will be fit and ready on June 16.”

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