Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi on Thursday left the national team camp after he sustained an injury during one of the team’s training sessions ahead of Algeria friendly clash next week.
Ndidi consequently left for England to rehabilitate ahead of the resumption of the league.
Meanwhile the Leicester City star has debunked claims in some sections of the media (not Prime Business Africa) that head coach Jose Peseiro asked him to play in central defence rather than his primary defensive midfield role which infuriated the former Genk player.
Ndidi had played in central defence in a couple of games for Leicester due to injuries to key players in that position.
The player lashed out at the Nigerian journalist who tweeted the ‘news’ and stressed that was the reason he refuses to grant interviews to most sports journalists.
Leicester were humbled by a rampant Tottenham Hotspur side 6-2 before the international break with Ndidi at fault for the third goal scored by Rodrigo Bentanccur who dispossessed him of the ball and raced towards goal before slotting beyond the reach of Danny Ward.
The bottom-placed Foxes have picked just a point in seven league matches, losing the other six.
New invitee Raphael Onyedika will likely start against former African champions Algeria.
Onyedika has played 1182 minutes of club football this season. It is the highest by any player in the recent Super Eagles camp followed by Cyril Dessers who has played 819 minutes.