Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho of the Super Eagles will train with their Leicester City teammates on Friday (today) ahead of Saturday’s match against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium, according to PUNCH Sports Extra.
Last Friday, both players were featured in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 victory over Liberia in their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier in Lagos, thanks to Iheanacho’s two goals.
Brendan Rodgers, the Foxes’ coach, has stated that the pair will rejoin the rest of the squad today, along with the rest of the players who were on international service.
“When players leave on international duty, it’s always a challenge,” Rodgers said at a pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“Our Belgian players aren’t back until tomorrow (today). The whole squad (including Ndidi and Iheanacho) are not back until tomorrow (today). It’s always a challenge but you reset and then get excited. It’s a brilliant game for us, so we have to connect back quickly. We’ll do that tomorrow (Friday).”
The former Celtic manager also revealed that English-Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman could make his debut against the Citizens on Saturday.
Lookman joined the Foxes on a one-year loan deal from RB Leipzig on deadline day.
He spent last season at Fulham, scoring four goals in 35 appearances, but was unable to save them from relegation.
“I’m really excited about working with Ade (Lookman). He’s a top talent. I wanted to take him to Celtic when he was at Charlton. I was aware of him when he was 15.
“He has all the tools, he has a great dribbling ability, how he views the game, he has an eye for a goal. My hope is that this environment will give him a chance to flourish.
“Hopefully he can find a home here. I have no doubt the supporters will be excited by him.
“He’s available. He looks fit and strong. If he doesn’t start, he may play some part in the game.”