Spirited Carl Ikeme ready to give everything

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The Nigeria international, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia, says he will give it all as he begins a new era

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has vowed to give everything in the start of a new chapter of his life.

His championship club confirmed on Thursday that he has leukaemia and will begin an immediate course of chemotherapy.

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And, despite the morale-sapping challenge, Ikeme has vowed to bounce back, while thanking all for their love and kindness.

''Thank you all for your kindness and Love. The start of a new chapter and ready to give it my all! Thank you,’’ he tweeted.