Ndidi reveals how he got the nickname Groundnut Boy

By Daily Sports on June 14, 2018

Views: 431

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

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


You may also like...
Griezmann's racial photo sparks controversy

Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund ahead of...

Anichebe plans big for sports in Anambra

BREAKING: Kenyan star wins 2016 Lagos City Marathon...

Efe Ambrose wins Scottish Championship Player of the...

11 Eagles’ stars hit camp for Poland clash...


Latest News Nigerians Stunned As Victor Moses Retires From International Football U-20 World Cup: Ejidike charges Falconets to go past Spain Athltico score twice in extra time to beat Real Madrid in Europa Super Cup Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder suffers knee injury in training Troubled Paul Pogba has his heart set on forcing transfer to Barcelona even if rift with Jose Mourinho heals Arsenal news: Unai Emery to keep faith in Petr Cech for huge Chelsea clash - EXCLUSIVE Lagos Secures Five Slots for National Youth Games Anthony Joshua Sends Message To His Enemies BREAKING NEWS: Victor Moses dumps Nigeria for Chelsea Arsenal and WorldRemit launch “Future Stars”, an exclusive Premier League Club training camp for African Community Coaches FIFA says Nigeria, Ghana risk being suspended over federation leadership crisis Liverpool refer Salah to police over alleged phone use while driving


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,141 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,267 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,121 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,119 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,187 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (32,929 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,432 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,122 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,437 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,657 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,496 views) Nkechi Obi and Nationwide League: One success story (27,881 views)






News Athletics (251) Basketball (102) Boxing (497) Columnists (322) Euro Soccer Update (3047) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (39) Golf (62) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4054) NPL Glo Premier League (952) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (420)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses


Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media