Former Super Eagles goalkeeper ,Carl Ikeme was a special guest during Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday at the Molineux Stadium.
Wolves played a resilient game to deny the ambitious Premier League champions an away win. The game ended in 1-1 draw.
Ikeme who retired from football in the summer after a year-long battle with leukemia was brought onto the pitch with his two kids prior to the kickoff .Ikeme and his kids went round to acknowledge cheers from the fans in the Molineux Stadium.The former Nigerian international goalkeeper who is in complete remission will team up with the Super Eagles technical crew soon, according to head coach, Gernot Rohr.
“Our plan is to have him around for the game against Seychelles but that is not going to be possible because of the long hours of travelling down from England to Seychelles but we hope to have him with us in subsequent games,” Rohr revealed during a media conference in Lagos on Friday.
“You know he is still recovering from his sickness and it will not be ideal for him to go through long hours of travelling now.”
“I have already discussed with the NFF about having him with us as part of the backroom staff and it is something that they have really considered. It is important to have a good plan for him after football.”