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Al Hassan Yusuf: Meet Ndidi replacement

AlHassan Yussuf

By Isiaq Ibrahim

Leicester City’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to an injury, and he has been set to be replaced by Al Hassan Yussuf, the central and defensive midfielder of Royal Antwerp in Belgium.

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Ndidi is one of the best midfielders in Africa and one of the most experienced players in the Super Eagles, having played at the World Cup and the Nation’s Cup.

Al Hassan racked up 24 appearances for the Belgian outfits this season, playing in any of their Champions League games against Barcelona, FC Porto, and Shakhtar Donetsk. He had three 90-minute appearances and played 75 minutes in one game, 29 minutes in one game, and 9 minutes in one game.

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During the season, he also secured good playing time for a Belgian club and a total of 25 appearances. He attained this feat due to his versatility, both upfront and deep in the midfield.

Oma Akatugba, a Twitter (X) user, opined, “Fantastic news and good one for Al Hassan Yussuf, let’s hope that he brings his expertise to help the super eagle in Invory coast.”

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