Ikeme Fitness More Important Than Replacement, Says Alloy Agu

Ikeme Fitness More Important Than Replacement, Says Alloy Agu


The goalkeeping problems of the Super Eagles may have taken a back seat in the mind of the team’s goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, even with the crucial World Cup qualifying tie with Cameroon barely six weeks away.

He told Sports Village Square that his mind is more focused on the health fortunes of first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme as the ailing player begins a long battle on leukaemia.

Agu, a former Fling Eagles and Super Eagles goalkeeper, expressed shock over the early thoughts on who should replace Ikeme in goal. “I think this is too early”, he said in a telephone conversation with Sports Village Square.

“Our thoughts and prayers, for now should be for the speedy recovery of Ikeme. He has done well for this country. He has never gotten a bad record ever since he joined the national team.

“He is just down with illness. I still have a strong belief he will be back strong and healthy. All he needs his prayer and support. It’s not high time we started talking about replacement but time for prayer and I am sure he will get well soon because I learnt he has been receiving serious treatment abroad. Let just wait, hope and pray for the best,” said a prayerful Agu.






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