News broke last week that 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukemia.

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According to an official statement from his English Premiership team, Wolves, he returned with some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and further medical investigation has revealed he is suffering from leukaemia.

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

He shared a photo from his hospital bed this evening and thanked everyone for their support.


“Just wanted to say thanks for all the messages that I have received since being diagnosed with Leukaemia this week .
The support that has been shown by everyone has taken me back and been hard to look at without shedding a tear ❤️ I know this is going to be a tough time now but I’m going to give it 100% as I always do !
Thank you
Carl ❤️”

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  1. legend July 11, 2017 at 7:21 am - Reply

    wishing him quick and fastest recovery, the lord is your strenght

  2. gentlebaby July 11, 2017 at 9:42 am - Reply

    it will be well