Nigeria international and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Carl Ikeme was diagnosed of acute leukaemia and football fans across the globe have lamented the sad news.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper has been first-choice at Molineux for the past five seasons, but his pre-season preparations were dealt a blow when he returned some abnormal blood tests.
This got people talking, with the football world weighing in.
V sad news that #wwfc favourite Carl Ikeme has leukaemia. Knowing the strength of the man, he WILL beat it.— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) July 6, 2017
QPR FC (@QPRFC) July 6, 2017
The Nigerian football fraternity and indeed the world, pray for @Carl_Ikeme as he faces this tough but not impossible journey.— Amaju Melvin Pinnick (@PinnickAmaju) July 6, 2017
So sad to hear that @Carl_Ikeme has been diagnosed with leukemia,, best wishes big man, stay strong— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) July 6, 2017
We are all praying for you @Carl_Ikeme.. Stay strong brother..— (@Darzel_) July 6, 2017
prayers and thoughts to @Carl_Ikeme ....the best save now is to save the battle of your life, God will help you bro— itsDozie! (@ejiodoz) July 6, 2017
Best of luck with the recovery Kemes @Carl_Ikeme— Andrew Nicholson (@nicholson4546) July 6, 2017