Ndidi reveals how he got the nickname Groundnut Boy

By Daily Sports on June 14, 2018

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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has revealed how he used to earn money to buy his football boots back in Nigeria.

The 21-year-old grew up in Lagos and began playing with Nath Boys Academy, but he would earn money for his family and to pay for his kit by working as a street seller.

The City young player of the year admits he had to work hard to make ends meet for his family while maintaining his dream of earning a professional contract.

In an exclusive interview with ESPN ahead of the World Cup finals, which kick off tomorrow in Russia, Ndidi reveals he earned the nickname Groundnut Boy.

“I was a jack of all trades,” he said.

“I would go round selling different types of foods, like peppers, tomatoes and groundnuts (peanuts). I was actually known for selling groundnuts and sometimes they would call me Groundnut Boy.

“After I would finish selling I would go to do a quick one for myself, like wiping the glass of cars and if I could see I wasn’t making money quickly I would go and buy pure water and sell that. (Leicestercity.co.uk)

•Eagles star Ndidi

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 14, 2018

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