By Chineze Ogugua
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to offer retired Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, a coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer and also a role in the technical crew of the Super Eagles.
The 32-year old announced his retirement on Instagram after saying his goodbyes to his club Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday.
According to a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Communication department, it read:
“Carl Ikeme was an embodiment of absolute dedication, commitment and patriotic fervour in the games that he played for the Super Eagles,”
“The circumstances of his retirement from the game are somewhat depressing, even as we thank God for his life.”
“The Nigeria Football Federation will find the resources to send him on a coaching course, and afterwards absorb him into the technical crew of the Super Eagles. That is the least we can do for such a dedicated patriot.”
The letter was signed by the General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi.
Ikeme entered into complete remission just last month from an acute leukaemia he contracted in 2017. He was the ‘24th’ player for the Super Eagles at the just concluded World Cup in Russia.
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