Carl Ikeme Hangs Up His Gloves
Super Eagles goal keeper, Carl Ikeme has taken a decision to end his football career by retiring from the beautiful game at the age of 32.
The Nigerian international and Wolverhampton shot stopper, has not been able to play for about 12 months as he has been receiving treatment following discovery he is suffering from leukemia.
The decision to quit professional football was disclosed on his personal Twitter handle and in a statement on his club’s website.
Thank you for the support over the years . My last day as a footballer. But one I am happy and great full for !!! Thanks to everyone to do with @wolves and everyone in football I have met. 🔶◼️❤️ https://t.co/WM1s5A0czm
— Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) July 27, 2018
“Having been at the club since the age of 14, Carl is far more than just a player in our eyes – he is our brother and an important part of our family,” Jeff Shi, Wolve’s executive chairman, told club website.
“When Carl came to tell us his news, yes there was sadness, but also great happiness to see him so healthy and hungry for the opportunities that lay ahead of him.
“Carl is strong, a fighter, something he has proven in his playing career and also during what has been a very challenging time for him, so I have no doubt he will be a success in whatever he does next.
“We wish Carl all the very best for the future, but remind him he will always remain a part of the Wolves family.”
Naija News gathered that Ikeme made over 200 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers since joining them at the young age of 14.
He also played 10 games for Nigeria, before illness forced him out of the team.
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