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Monday, 30 July 2018

Carl Ikeme Offered Super Eagles Role

The Nigeria Football Federation has offered Carl Ikeme in the technical crew of the Super Eagles, following his premature retirement from active football.

Ikeme, on Friday, revealed his decision to hang his gloves as he continued his successful recovery from Leukemia, which was first diagnosed a year ago.

Prior to the Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper on the table, he racked up 10 caps for Nigeria - keeping seven clean sheets - having made his international debut in 2015.

His decision to withdraw with the hearts of tributes, including that of his goalkeeping colleagues.

And the NFF, in a statement signed by its general secretary Mohammed Sanusi, is offering to sponsor the 32-year-old's coaching race before drafting him in Gernot Rohr's backroom.
"Carl Ikeme was an embodiment of absolute dedication, commitment and patriotic fervor in the games that he played for the Super Eagles," read the statement.
"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 for a coaching race, and afterwards absorb the technical crew of the Super Eagles, which is the least we can for such a dedicated patriot."

The body also noted that they had been in the know on Ikeme 's decision since' a few weeks ago '.

"A few weeks ago, Mr. Amaju, Melvin Pinnick, NFF President and 1st Vice President of CAF, to intimate him on his (Ikeme's) desire to withdraw.
"Even though he was sad about it, the NFF President said," He said he would rather allow the player or his club to break the news. "

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