Wolverhampton Wanderers of England goalkeeper, Carl Onuoha Ikeme has found support from another colleague in the shot-stoppers’ trade, as Manchester United’s Joe Hart has paid the Super Eagles first choice a visit in hospital to lend support in the Nigerian netminder’s battle against leukaemia.
Ikeme, who last week was diagnosed with acute leukaemia by his lower division championship team in England, during a series of pre-season blood tests, has been receiving wide support from players around the world.
Ikeme has been Eagles’ number one goalkeeper since the departure of Vincent Enyeama and has helped the Nigerian team in many tight spots.
Tops of these came at the top level, with Ikeme pulling off crucial saves as the Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 and Algeria 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
On Tuesday, Wolves declared that Ikeme will maintain his number one shirt in the team, despite the arrival of two new goalkeepers, and Hart’s visit will serve as a further moral boost for him in his fight against the deadly disease.