Goalkeeping Crisis: Carl Ikeme Diagnosed With Acute Leukaemia,NFF Shocked!

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is set to be on the sideline after being diagnosed of acute leukaemia on Thursday by his English Club Wolverhampton wanderers.
It is with great sadness that Wolves can today reveal that Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
The club reveals “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.

“There are going to be some very tough times ahead, but he will receive the best possible care, aided and supported by our own club doctor and medical team, as he embarks on the lengthy process of treatment. We are speaking to Carl regularly, and sending him our very best wishes as he comes to terms with this news and starts his recovery.”

"Carl and his family would request that their privacy be respected at this time, and any updates on his progress will be provided through the club. Anyone wishing to send messages of support can do so to fans@wolves.co.uk and we will pass them on to Carl at the appropriate time.

"Wolverhampton Concludes on their website. The 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and further medical investigation has revealed he is suffering from leukaemia.

Carl will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy as he begins a lengthy battle against the disease. Meanwhile,Nigeria Football Federation(NFF),expressed sadness and wishes the goalie quick recovery.

A stunned NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, was lost for words after the sad news broke in the international media. “What? This is very, very sad. Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukemia? This is harsh.”

Sanusi stated that the NFF and the Nigerian Football family would rally round the energetic shot –stopper in his difficult period. “Our thoughts are with Carl at this difficult period.

The NFF and the football fraternity in Nigeria are taken aback by this sad development, knowing how strong Carl has been in goal for Nigeria since he made his debut in 2015.

“We have been told that he will start chemotherapy immediately. We want him to stay strong and remain the self –assured man that he has always been, and we will continue to pray for him and wish him the best with regards to the treatment,” Sanusi said.

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