Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has admitted that he is sad with the fact that he will not be at the World Cup in Russia, but sent a good luck message to his Super Eagles teammates.
Ikeme earned his first call up to play for Nigeria in 2007 under then Eagles’ manager, Berti Vogts but he eventually made his international debut for the team in September 5, 2015 against Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The 31-year-old played a part in Nigeria’s World Cup qualification story, featuring over both legs against Swaziland and was also in between the pipes against Zambia.
However, he was unfortunately diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017 which ruled him out of action for both the promoted club and Nigeria, which has left him lamenting once again
Ikeme stated: ” To say I’m devastated about missing the World Cup is a understatement. 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 🇳🇬❤.”