Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says he is ‘happy’ to be studying business and management at the De Montfort University (DMU).
“I was really happy when DMU staff said I could study here. I wanted to do this course because growing up in Nigeria we didn’t really have the opportunity to actually go to school,” Ndidi told the University website.
“It’s a personal thing for me that I want to do, to expand myself and learn new things. Instead of sitting at home after training I come to DMU for my classes.
“The teachers have been amazing, they really try and help me understand. Rather than just reading books they take time to explain things to me and they are also very understanding about my schedule with training.”
Aware of the economic challenges in his home country, Ndidi revealed his dream project is to reduce illiteracy.
“Back home so many kids aren’t able to go to school because their parents can’t afford it,” he continued.
“I want to set up a football resort where people can stay and play football while getting an education at the same time. I think it’s really important to try to learn things outside of your normal life.”