Nigerian International and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme says he ready to give his all in the fight against Leukaemia. The 31 year old was diagnosed with the disease on the 6th of July.
While reacting to well wishes by fans across the globe, Ikeme took to twitter and tweeted ” Thank you all for your kindness and Love ❤️ The start of a new chapter and ready to give it my all! Thank you”
Wolverhampton Wanderers disclosed on their website, that the Super Eagles goalkeeper has cancer in his bone marrow after a pre-season testing which returned abnormal blood tests.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper has been first-choice at Molineux for the past five seasons, but his pre-season preparations were dealt a blow when he returned some abnormal blood tests.
Ikeme progressed through Wolverhampton Wanderers’ academy and made the first team squad in their 2003–04 Premier League season. Due to Matt Murray’s long term injury, he was promoted to the substitutes’ bench for a string of games but never played.
Ikeme was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, and was eligible to represent England or Nigeria at international level.
He chose Nigeria, and was first called up to the Super Eagles squad in 2007. He made his international debut for Nigeria on 5 September 2015 against Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.
Thank you all for your kindness and Love ❤️ The start of a new chapter and ready to give it my all! Thank you ❤️🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/V4Sn5T8PKV
— Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) July 9, 2017