Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, will in a few days unveil his new book, titled; ‘Why Not Me?”
Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros revealed after his side’s 2-0 win at Real Valladolid on Sunday that he had been diagnosed with leukaemia but vowed to continue in his job.
Former Super Eagles’ number one goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has announced his retirement from the game.
He was seen at Solihull, England, where he went to open a new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers goal tender took to his Twitter handle @carl_Ikeme to share his good news.
Ikeme, who took to his Twitter handle to express his disappointment, however, wished the team good luck in the tournament as he continues to battle with acute leukaemia.
Ikeme, who has not featured since beginning a course of chemotherapy in the summer, starred as Wolves’ first-choice goalkeeper last season.
It comes as it emerged that former Led Zeppelin frontman and Wolves fan Robert Plant has made an undisclosed personal donation to the fund.
And the Brierley Hill-born centre-half said Ikeme is regularly boosted by the fantastic support he’s received from Wolves and the wider football family.
Ruddy, who was signed a few days after Ikeme was diagonised of acute leukemia said; “I thought I’d be rivalling Carl here for the jersey. “I have spoken to him since I’ve been here, just to pass on my best wishes. I thought that was the right thing to do.
The Glovers donated a signed goalkeeping jersey with Ikeme’s name on it to the Wolves squad on the pitch at Molineux before the match took place.
And the club worked with fan Steve Plant on the footballing fundraiser ahead of Wolves’ first home game of the season against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Since his leukaemia diagnosis was revealed, support has flowed in for the shot-stopper from across the globe – and backing has continued in recent days,
Members of the Wolverhampton city centre policing team donned their football shirts and had a photograph taken in front of a police van.
Burgoyne, who made his first-team breakthrough last season, said: “It came as a shock to Carl I’m sure but he seems to have taken it really well and he knows all the lads we are all behind him.
Tributes have poured in from across the footballing world for the 31-year-old – and now the huge footballing challenge is set to take place before the first home game of the season against Middlesbrough on August 5.
The 31-year-old Wolvehampton Wanderer goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and further medical investigation has revealed he is suffering from leukaemia.
The former Aston Villa, Celtic and Bulgaria star, who successfully battled leukaemia himself, visited 31-year-old Ikeme over the weekend.
The former Norwich City goalie signed a two-year contract with the Championship side just days after Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.