Ikeme Diagnosed With Acute Leukemia

By Augustine Akhilomen

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with
acute leukaemia after undergoing series of blood test.

The confirmation of Ikeme's acute leukaemia by Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple, on Thursday appear to have been received as shocking news by friends and fans of the Nigerian international.

"It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl's diagnosis," said Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple.

"That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.

"At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

"Similarly, its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide - we are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery."

Ikeme who has been Super Eagles number one goalkeeper since the retirement of former captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama,  was in goal as Nigeria defeated Zambia 2-1 and Algeria 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.