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Nigeria’s Carl Ikeme Receives Enormous Support in His Fight with Cancer

Carl Ikeme’s recent diagnosis with acute leukemia after pre-season testing and further checks revealed “abnormal blood tests”, was a major blow for Nigeria and Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis,”[/perfectpullquote]

said Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple.

“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 competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into the battle.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Similarly, it 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.”[/perfectpullquote]

Support for the 31-year-old goalkeeper who has played his entire career for the Wolves, making more than 200 appearances for Wanderers, has gone a long way.

Club fans will show their support for Ikeme and raise money for Cure Leukemia by taking part in a 24-hour penalty shootout at Molineux stadium, England.

Lifelong club fan and author of ‘They Wore The Shirt’ Steve Plant, is putting together the fundraising challenge which aims at raising more than £10,000 for Cure Leukemia.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Carl has been at Wolves for more than 14 years, starting off as a young lad at Molineux. He’s one of our own and was one of the first players to have a copy of the book I wrote; that’s why the news hit me so hard and spurred me on to do something to help,”[/perfectpullquote]

explained Plant.

Supporters can donate £5 to take three spot kicks in the event set to take part over the 24 hours which will be opened by legend, Steve Bull on Friday, August 4th and will run into the following day when Middleborough’s visit kicks-off the 2017/18 season.

Additionally, a Carl Ikeme Stand was set up at Wednesfield FC’s Cottage Ground – a non-league club – in support of Ikeme.


Wolves goalkeeper Harry 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.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”After he comes to terms with it there is nobody better to come through it. Carl is as strong as anyone I know.”[/perfectpullquote]

Back home, Ikeme wasn’t also without support.



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