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“I Once Hawked Groundnut And Pepper” – Wilfred Ndidi Shares Childhood Struggles


“I Once Hawked Groundnut And Pepper” – Wilfred Ndidi Shares Childhood Struggles

Nigerian International footballer, Wilfred Ndidi has recounted how he hawked pepper, groundnut and other things just to put food on his table and support his mum when he was very young.

He explained he got popular selling groundnut which earned him his nickname ‘groundnut boy’.

Wilfred Ndidi, disclosed this during an interview with Nigerian football journalist Oluwashina Okeleji via The Frame online publication platform.

The Soccer geek added that he was also wiping windscreens of cars during traffic to augment his revenue.

However, the 24 year old Leicester City midfielder is living out his dream while playing for a Premier League club, Leicester City in the UK.

He said;

“I did different things. Sometimes I hawked pepper, I sold water [sachets], tomatoes and fruits for my mother.

“But I became famous for selling [groundnut] peanuts. They call me the groundnut boy. I did all these things to support my mother.

“As a side hustle, to get my own personal money I was wiping the windscreens for cars held (up) in traffic. If I’m lucky sometimes I make about N2000 (almost R80) in a day but the highest I made was N3000 (around R118).”

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