African players abroad Iheanacho, Ndidi to stay as Leicester City release Ghana’s Amartey

Nigeria internationals Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are among the players who have been retained as Leicester City starts to plan life in the EFL Championship.

The Foxes were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the last campaign alongside Leeds United and Southampton after finishing 18th on the 20-team table with 34 points.

Leicester have confirmed seven players among them Ghana midfielder Daniel Amartey, will leave King Power Stadium after their contracts came to an end in readiness for the next campaign in the lower division.

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“Seven senior professionals are among those confirmed to leave Leicester City upon the expiration of their respective contracts this June,” Leicester confirmed on their official website.

“Youri Tielemans, Çaglar Soyuncu, Daniel [Amartey], Nampalys Mendy, Ryan Bertrand, Ayoze Perez, and Tete will all bring their spells at King Power Stadium to an end.”

The statement added: “Leicester extends its thanks to all seven players for their contributions during their time with the club and wishes them every success in the next stages of their respective careers.”

Amartey moved to Filbert Way in 2016, and he managed to make the first five of his near-150 appearances for Leicester during the club’s Premier League title-winning season. He went on to feature for the club in all domestic competitions, and three European campaigns.

The latest release of the five means Leicester are planning a life in the Championship with the Super Eagles duo of Iheanacho and Ndidi. Last season, Iheanacho managed 28 appearances for the Foxes, scored five goals, and provided two assists.

Meanwhile, Ndidi featured 27 times, and out of this he was selected in the starting XI in 19 of these appearances across their 38 fixtures and was used as a substitute on eight occasions.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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