In a jubilant celebration of football excellence, Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has clinched the prestigious Young Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, marking a stellar personal achievement. The announcement took place at the grandeur of Leicester City’s annual award night held at the iconic King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
Outshining competitors Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray, the 21-year-old Super Eagles sensation demonstrated his mettle on the pitch throughout the season, earning the admiration of fans and teammates alike. Although he was also nominated for the Players’ Player of the Year and Player of the Year accolades, these were claimed by England’s formidable center-back, Harry Maguire.
Expressing his elation, Ndidi conveyed his gratitude to the fans, acknowledging their unwavering support, saying, “I feel great. It’s a proud moment for me. I’m very happy about it.”
In a reflection on the team’s journey this season, Ndidi noted, “We have had a lot of ups and downs this season, but it’s good that we are safe.”
With 33 Premier League appearances and four assists to his credit this season, Ndidi has been a linchpin for Claude Puel’s side. Despite speculation linking him to Premier League giants, Ndidi remained circumspect about his future, stating, “Next season… Let’s leave that for now and see what comes out later.”
As Ndidi basks in the glory of his achievement, Leicester City fans eagerly anticipate his continued contributions on the field in the seasons to come.