Carl Ikeme Reveals Victory Over Leukaemia


Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Onuoha Ikeme has revealed that he is on the verge of achieving total victory over leukaemia, as the cancer of the blood ailment that has kept him out of action since 2016 is now in remission.

Ikeme disclosed as much on Saturday, as Nigeria’s first choice keeper serve more good news to whet the Super Eagles; 2-0 win against Iceland on Friday.

The 32-year-old keeper was the national team’s first-choice and is an unregistered ’24th member’ of the Nigeria World Cup squad after he was unable to be chosen because of his cancer treatment.

Ahead of the Group D game on Friday, Iceland players sent their best wishes to him, with Ikeme’s name imprinted on the No. 1 jersey of Iceland.

However, it was country that carried the day, and Ikeme added to Nigeria’s celebrations by revealing that the blood cancer affecting him is in “complete remission.”

Ikeme stated on his Twitter handle: “After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete REMISSION.

“I still have hurdles to pass to be cured, but hopefully I can move on with some normality! I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past year. Thank you❤ #Grateful.”



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