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Wolves Legends, Fans Raise £10,000 For Ikeme

Wolves Legends, Fans Raise £10,000 For Ikeme

By Bamidele Boluwaji:

Wolverhampton Wanderers legends and fans have concluded a 24-hour penalty marathon organised to raise fund for Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme as a huge sum of £10,000 was realised in support of the ailing goalkeeper's medicals, Completesportsnigeria.com reports


The Nigeria international was diagnosed of acute Leukaemia during Wolverhampton preparation for the new Championship season and will be out of action for a long period.

According to a Twitter report by a member of the fund raiser body, Steve Plant, the target of the 24-hour penalty marathon was to raise £5,000 but ended up getting more than £10,000 to support the 31-year old Nigeria  international.

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Steve Bull proved he has not lost his touch when he smashed in two penalties at the Molineux fundraiser.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers' all-time record goalscorer got the charity shoot-out under way by placing the ball in the bottom right corner.

And to the joy of organisers, Bully then smashed his second strike into a bin in the top left corner.

Current squad members, including Dave Edwards and Danny Batth, also attended the event.

Plant went on Twitter on Saturday evening to thank everyone that took part in the fundraisnig event.

"Massive thanks to everyone who has taken part, it really is appreciated. Over £10,000 raised to cure leukaemia @cure Leukaemia," he wrote on his Twitter handle.

A certain Russ Cockburn also wrote on Twitter: "And that’s a wrap…#pens4kemes has raised an amazing £10k for @cureluekaemia and counting. What a man @wolvesmatchworn, what a team #wwfc."

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