Super Eagles midfield maestro, Wilfred Ndidi, has revealed his plans to build a football academy similar to the Qatar’s Aspire Academy in a bid to help the future generation in Nigeria.
Ndidi who is also a student of Business and Management at the De Montfort University in Leicester began to develope his football skills in a Lagos-based club, Nath Boys Academy, and he is planning to help younger players achieve their dreams with a football academy in future.
“Have you seen Aspire Academy in Qatar? I’ve got something like that in mind, it is just like an open plan for me. It is not going to be easy; it’s quite massive and it might not be like that,” Ndidi told Sky Sports.
“Back in Nigeria, there are too many players coming up and no many opportunities but the way I came out, it was from a structured academy. I would say it (the chance to go through an academy) was through luck, grace and hard work.
“It was not easy, but because of the support I got from the academy – Nath Boys Academy, it made it easier with the hard work I put in. It is just like working hard but there is no opportunity now. It is very difficult but my own case, I worked hard and there were opportunities.”