NFF Visit Carl Ikeme In Hospital
Carl Ikeme who is down with acute leukemia after returning “abnormal blood tests” during pre-season testing at English club Wolverhampton Wanderers is enjoying so much goodwill across the world.
Nigeria through the NFF are not taking the back seat in ensuring that Ikeme is not left alone in these trying times.
The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick led a delegation to visit the imposing goal –minder at The Christie Clinic in Manchester, where he is being treated.
NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, Super Eagles’ Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi, Eagles’ goalkeepers’ trainer Alloy Agu and team media officer, Toyin Ibitoye were all on hand to wish Ikeme well.
Pinnick said: “We have come on behalf of the Government of Nigeria and the NFF to check up on you, find out how your recovery is going and to tell you that you are still very much on our minds and a member of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
“We have also come to seek your permission to be our special guest at the pre-World Cup friendly game against England at the Wembley Stadium on 2nd June. We want you to perform the customary kick-off of that game and if you approve of it, we will immediately request this of The Football Association.”
The NFF supremo further assured the goalkeeper that he would be fully captured in the team’s financial benefits for Nigeria’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup “as we all remember the role you played in helping us get off to a winning start in the final phase of qualifiers in Ndola against Zambia.
“We believe this is just a phase that will pass away. You will come out of it stronger and still be able to do what you love to do the best, both for your club and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.”