Super Eagles midfielder Wilfried Ndidi said he decided to go back to school because he did not have the opportunity to do so while growing up, while also revealing what he plans to do with his certificate once he graduates.
The Leicester City midfielder who is currently studying Business Management at De Monfort University said he and his siblings found it hard to go to school while growing up.
In an interview with BBC which was monitored by Soccernet.ng, the former Genk midfielder also revealed he plans to open a football resort in Nigeria for kids who do not have the opportunity to study and play football at the same time.
“Growing up, while I was a kid, and my sister, my cousin, we did not have the opportunity to actually go to school, because my dad could not afford it.”
“So after training, I have spare time, so I just thought of it, and I said yes It’s better I go to school, he added. He also revealed that he was nervous on his first day, but the lecturer helped him to feel at home.
When asked what he intends to do after graduation, the Super Eagles star said he plans to open a football resort where kids can play and go to school.
My interview with Leicester City & Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi @Ndidi25 – I travelled to Leicester to see how he juggles studying at University, whilst playing Premier League football week in, week out @BBCSport @BBCAfrica pic.twitter.com/Xm5HPPF4Yv
— Mimi Fawaz (@MimosaFawaz) September 12, 2019
“I wan to try and make something like a football resort, there should be a school around, I think it’s something that will be actually cool, very nice because you can actually go to school and still play football.”