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Super Eagles Celebrate Ikeme: Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon

Super Eagles Celebrate Ikeme: Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon

The Super Eagles have wished their stricken goalkeeper Carl Ikeme a happy birthday while wishing for his quick recovery from leukaemia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Ikeme clocked 32 on Friday, just days before the Super Eagles begin their World Cup campaign, which he would have been part of if not for the leukaemia diagnosis.

“Happy Birthday @Carl_Ikeme. There are many more happy years ahead of you.
#GetWellSoon. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong,” the team tweeted on Friday with pictures of Ikeme being presented with a signed shirt by Nigeria Football Federation and Super Eagles officials.

Ikeme replaced the retired Vincent Enyeama as Super Eagles first choice under Sunday Oliseh.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers was in goal for the Super Eagles in three of their 2018 World Cup qualifiers (home and away against Swaziland and away to Zambia in Ndola).

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His dreams of featuring for Nigeria at the World Cup were cut short on 6 July 2017 when it was announced he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia after returning abnormal blood tests during a routine pre-season check-up.

He made his international debut for Nigeria on 5 September 2015 against Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.

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  • badoo 3 years ago

    he was a very good goalie, we would really miss him this world cup.maybe a clean sheet bet on betway.ng would have been my choice if he were coming to this world cup.

    • khaleesi 3 years ago

      abi? well its a good thing betway got a lot of options to choose from so i you still bet on any.

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Our beloved goalkeeper. Wish a speedy recovery. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Chidi 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Carl!!!
    I wish you a very quick recovery.
    Your club did very well last season and gained promotion to Premiership. Your country qualified for Russia 2018 wc unbeaten (on the field of play). These achievements all started from you. A good natured guy and a true professional. Get well soon. I look forward to seeing you in WC 2022. Chidi

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Totally agreed with Chidi. Happy birthday bro. Wish you the Best in the World.