BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA.
Former Golden Eaglets and lurking Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu has expressed sadness over the health fortunes of hitherto Nigeria’s number one goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme who on Thursday was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
Alampasu who took to his Face book account to gear up soccer enthusiasts across the globe wrote:
“As Super Eagles family and lovers of football heroes, let us come together, support and pray in solidarity for one of our own – Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who has just been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
“This is a trying time for him and his young family. We have to pray collectively for his full and complete recovery.
“Your messages of goodwill to him will be a great help. Your prayer will be even greater. It is tough times but God is our tower of strength.”
Ikeme’s club, Wolverhampton Wanderers of England has vowed to show maximum support for the quick recovery of the 31-year old Ikeme who served as successor to Vincent Enyeama in the Super Eagles.
Messages have been pouring in for the Nigerian who is expected to begin a course of chemotherapy in the lengthy battle against the disease. The Nigeria Football Federation was prompt in realizing a message of hope to the goalkeeper who had seven clean sheets in 10 appearances for the Super Eagles.
Enyimba FC also through its twitter handle expressed sympathy, saying “Our best wishes are with you”.