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Ikeme Devastated To Miss Out On Super Eagles’ World Cup Action

Ikeme Devastated To Miss Out On Super Eagles’ World Cup Action

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, is devastated that he won’t be part of the Super Eagles’ squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as he continues to battle with acute leukaemia, but he wishes the team good luck in the tournament, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Ikeme, 31, played a part in the three-time African champions qualification for Russia 2018.

He featured in the first three games against Swaziland (home and away) and Zambia but his involvement was cut short after he he was diagnosed with the ailment after returning abnormal blood tests during a routine pre-season check-up.

It was recently announced that he has been handed an honorary place in Nigeria’s World Cup squad as he will be the 24th man in the squad.

But the Wolves goalie is disappointed he won’t be on the pitch in Russia.

“To say I’m devastated about missing the World Cup is a understatement. But I just want to thank everyone in 🇳🇬 for there prayers,love and messages. I can’t explain how much they mean to me❤️ I also want to wish my teammates, coaches and NFF luck for the summer coming 🇳🇬❤️,” Ikeme tweeted on Friday.

He made his debut for Nigeria in 2015 against Tanzania in an Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifying match, and has been capped 10 times.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • We still love U bro… Get well soon

  • Nwaebonyi 6 months ago

    Ikeme get well soon

  • Edoman 6 months ago

    Nigerians will always remember your goalkeeping prowess as we all loves your dedications to our National team. Who knows, you could still come back to play for us again. With Love, best of good Luck, lkeme .

  • Get well soon bro. You are currently the honourary Number 1 Super Eagles goalkeeper.

  • DAVID AFOLABI 6 months ago

    Get well soon bro, love ya

  • Djeniko 6 months ago

    I heard leukaemia is very difficult to treat but it is treatable with Bone Marrow Transplant. So why the delay? I don’t think it is money problem. Meanwhile, Nigerians should appreciate the management of Wolverhampton fc for retaining Carl Ikeme in their squad for the 2018/19 season. If you cannot transfer your total support for them, at least support them whenever they are playing another team outside your primary team you support. Wolverhampton fc were really kind and I feel the least we can do is to support Carl Ikeme club to win at all time. They need to continuously retaining him.

  • Get well soon bro,1 love

  • Annnn 6 months ago

    @djeniko it is difficult to treat cos ur bone marrow is responsible for blood production..Na ur own u want make dem take replace him own?

  • Annnn 6 months ago

    Oga djeniko it is difficult to treat cos ur bone marrow is responsible for blood production..Na ur own u want make dem take replace him own?