Leicester City has named Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, as their Young Player of the Year following the club’s awards ceremony on Monday night.
The 20-year-old Nigerian joined Leicester from Genk in the January transfer window and has made a major impact at the King Power Stadium.
He has made 15 Premier League appearances and scored two goals, with Ndidi particularly impressive when Craig Shakespeare took over from Claudio Ranieri.
Ndidi beat Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell to the prize at the club’s award ceremony.
Compared with N’golo Kante in terms of playing style, Ndidi is one of the Craig Shakespeare’s regulars at King Power Stadium.
Moved by the accolade, he took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
“A special thanks to God and also to everyone that made this possible, so much love for you all,” Ndidi tweeted.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was named the Players’ Player of the Year and the Player of the Year, while Goal of the Year went to Danny Drinkwater.