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Brave Ikeme! Ailing Nigerian Goalkeeper Braces Up For New Life
BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA.
Carl Ikeme, the Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper has thanked everyone for the kind affections showered on him after he was last week diagnosed with acute leukaemia. At 6.36pm Nigerian time on Sunday, he posted on his tweeter account: “Thank you all for your kindness and love. The start of a new chapter and ready to give it my all! Thank you all”.
Sports Village Square observed that the message within hours had received 7, 5757,575 retweets and 27, 85627,856 likes.
He also took to his instagram page to appreciate the overflowing love shown to him across the globe. He wrote: “Just wanted to say thanks for all the messages that I have received since being diagnosed with leukaemia this week.
“The support that has been shown by everyone has taken me back and been hard to look at without shading a tears. I know this is going to be a tough time now but I’m going to give it 100% as I always do! Thank you.” Ikeme wrote.
Ikeme who made his national team debut in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania two years ago has received well wishes messages from Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, the NFF as a unit, former U-17 national team goal stopper, Dele Alampasu among others.
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May the heavenly father see him through