Wilfred Ndidi and Iheanacho's Championship debut leaves Super Eagles fans, others shocked

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Wilfred Ndidi and Iheanacho's Championship debut leaves Super Eagles fans, others shocked

Izuchukwu Akawor 19:21 - 06.08.2023

Nigeria Super Eagles stars Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and their club Leicester City have kick-started their relegation journey in the Championship, leaving fans surprised.

Football lovers have reacted to seeing Nigeria Super Eagles stars Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in the English Championship.

Ndidi and Iheanacho made their debuts in the English second division as Leicester City began the long journey to secure a quick return to the Premier League.


The best friends were in action as the Foxes came from behind to seal a hard-fought 2-1 win against Coventry City at the King Power on Sunday.

Ndidi and Iheanacho vs Coventry

As reported by Pulse Sports, senior man, Iheanacho came off the bench to inspire the Foxes while Ndidi started the clash against City and played just over an hour before he was subbed off.

Ndidi started the game in midfield for Leicester City with Harry Winks and Hall. (Imago)

Iheanacho’s change injected more urgency for the home side which was down 1-0 to Kyle McFadzean's opener early in the second half for the visitors.

But two minutes after Iheanacho’s introduction, the Foxes equalised with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall the hero.

Kelechi Iheanacho with his Leicester City teammates. (Photo Credit: LCFC/X)

Dewsbury-Hall completed his heroics and the Leicester comeback when he fired the winner three minutes from time.

Iheanacho, 26, completed two take-ons in just a 15-minute cameo as Leicester got off to a winning start.

Ndidi and his friend Iheanacho.

Fans react

Despite the winning start to the season, som fans were shocked to still see the Super Eagles duo at the club.

Some of them expressed shock that no clubs have come for Ndidi and Iheanacho amongst other reactions.

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