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Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukaemia

Remi Sulola

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

The diagnosis was made during his pre-season testing, said a post on Wolves’ Twitter handle on Thursday.

“It is with great sadness that Wolves are today announcing that Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.”


“Carl will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy as he begins a lengthy battle against the disease.

Laurie Dalrymple, managing director, in a statement on Wolves website, said, “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis.

“That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.


“At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

“Similarly, its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide – we are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery.

“There are going to be some very tough times ahead, but he will receive the best possible care, aided and supported by our own club doctor and medical team, as he embarks on the lengthy process of treatment.

“We are speaking to Carl regularly, and sending him our very best wishes as he comes to terms with this news and starts his recovery.”

Ikeme, 31, last played for Nigeria against Zambia in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match.

He got injured during a game for his championship side last year.

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