Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has revealed that he experienced difficult times before mother-luck smile at him in the round leather game.
The Leicester City star made this known in an interview with BBCSports, where he said that he sold groundnut for his paren in order to make ends meet as a youngster.
He also stated that the military training and discipline he got from his father made him tougher and better as a person.
“I got disciplined by many people around while I was growing up, it wasn’t just my parent that disciplined me.
“If I misbehave, I get disciplined by other people who are higher than my dad in rank and he can’t say anything.
“That’s the way I grew up. I was helping my mum sell groundnuts as a child but I thank God for where I am today.”
Ndidi, who is expected to return to the starting line up of the Foxes in today’s Premier League clash against Man United at Old Trafford, said that he would love to own a football academy upon the completion of his Business and Management degree program from the De Montfort University in the UK.
“I want to try and make something like a football resort, with school around. I want something cool and nice where people can go to school and play football.”