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Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi comparison sparks Twitter debate

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Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi comparison sparks Twitter debate

A comparison between Nigerian and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has sparked a debate among football fans on social media.

The comparison was prompted by Ndidi’s performance and contribution to Leicester’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United on Sunday in the English Premier League.

The Nigerian scored the fifth goal and displayed an impressive performance for the English club.

Football fans who were obviously impressed by Ndidi’s outing over the weekend took to Twitter to shower accolades on the player, and then they took it a notch higher by comparing him to Mikel, saying he is a better midfielder than the former Chelsea player.

Peeved by the comparison, other football fans shared clips of Mikel’s days at Chelsea where he won the UEFA Champions League, EPL title, FA Cups, Carling cups.

They also shared video clips of his days in the Nigeria youth team where he was rated one of the best young players alongside Lionel Messi following his performance in the FIFA U20 World Cup in Netherlands 2005.

A Twitter user Nomso tweeted:

“Mikel was the 2nd best player in the World under 20, had Man Utd & Chelsea on strings for his Signature, changed from AM to DM & still Played well while winning EPL’s & UCL for Chelsea & winning the Nations Cup for Nigeria. You can Praise Ndidi but don’t disrespect Mikel.”

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Ephraim Onos wrote:

“MIKEL Survived a Midfield Competition of Ballack, Deco, Belletti, Lampard, Essien, Makalele, Won EPL, FA Cup, Carling Cup, UCL, AFCON. He may not be your Favourite but don’t disrespect this Man”

Adedamola tweeted:

Ndidi is a Ball winning midfielder unlike Mikel that does more of deep playing in the midfield Their roles on the pitch are different. Choosing who is better depends on the team style of play.”

 

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