PHOTO: Rohr, Pinnick visit Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Ikeme in London

PHOTO: Rohr, Pinnick visit Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Ikeme in London

Friday, July 14, 2017 4:34 pm


FROM LEFT: Rohr, Ikeme and Pinnick

Nigeria Football Federation President, NFF Amaju Pinnick, and Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr on Friday visited Carl Ikeme, the National Football team goalkeeper who is undergoing  chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Ikeme has been with Wolves for his entire career, making more than 200 appearances for the club.

Thirty-three of those were recorded last season, having previously been in the team that won the League One title in 2013/2014.

“It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis,” the club’s managing director, Laurie Dalrymple, said.

“That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.

“At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

“Similarly, its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide.

“We are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery.’’

Football clubs in England, as well as players and team-mates of Ikeme, past and present, have been offering their support to the goalkeeper on social media.

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