Rohr Gives Ailing Ikeme World Cup Hope
Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is currently undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia, but there seems to be hope for him to play again for Nigeria.
This is because Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said the Wolverhampton safe hands could wear the green and white jersey for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia if he is fully cured, and if the West Africans qualify.
Nigeria, who top their qualifying group, will host Cameroon on September 1 as African teams fight for tickets to Russia.
The Super Eagles is having serious goalkeeping issues following Ikeme’s issues, but Rohr hopes to use what he has to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.
"It's unfortunate that Carl Ikeme will be sick for a long time, we miss him, but hopefully he will come back for the World Cup," Rohr said on Wednesday.
"So, for the moment we will work with the other goalkeepers."
The Wolverhampton Wanderers number one, who made his debut against Tanzania in 2015, played a key role in Nigeria's 2-1 opening World Cup qualifier victory against Zambia in October last year.
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