Ndidi’s Visit A Boost For Golden Eaglets – Coach

A coach of the Golden Eaglets (junior national team of Nigeria) Nduka Ugbade, has revealed the recent visit by Wilfred Ndidi is a morale boost to his boys NPFLUpdates reports.

Super Eagles combative midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Abuja camp of the junior national team.

In a video that went viral, the former Flying Eagles midfielder, was spotted in a warm embrace with the coach of the team, Nduka Ugbade.

In 2013, Ndidi was supposed to travel with the Golden Eaglets for the U-17 AFCON in Morocco. But he failed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging testing (MRI). However, that same year, he qualified and was selected by John Obuh for the FIFA U-20 W’Cup tournament in Turkey.

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Reacting to the surprise visit, Ugbade, confirmed his boys are still basking in the euphoria of the superstar’s visit.

And also his boys have drawn more courage and dedicated than ever for the task ahead of them.

Ndidi’s effect on Golden Eaglets:

“I was very surprised too because I didn’t tell anyone that he was coming,” Ugbade told The Punch.

“I guess they(the players) saw him from the window while he was coming down from the vehicle. And they all rushed into my room to see him and touch him.

“It was very interesting and it touched my heart to know that he can give us such time while he just arrived for a national team assignment.”

Ugbade confirmed Ndidi has been with him for a long period of time. So, he now sees him as a son.

“He is just like a son to me. Because he’s been with me since his youth days and he has never forgotten the relationship we have. And he did boost our confidence and passion as we prepare for the Nations Cup,” he continued.

“I was very happy with his gesture and the boys can’t stop talking about him,” he added.

The Golden Eaglets qualified for the AFCON U-17 tournament after winning the WAFU B U-17 Championship in Ivory Coast last year.

They are grouped alongside Morocco, South Africa and Zambia in Group B.

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