If intriguing tales and inspirational stories add flavour to FIFA World Cup, the Nigerian goalkeeper’s tale has to be one of the most heart-touching stories of FIFA World Cup 2018. The Nigerian goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has revealed he is in remission having battled against leukaemia for the past year. Also Read - RIP Rishi Kapoor! Succumbing to Leukemia, Veteran Actor Dies at 67 in Mumbai, Here is all You Need to Know About The Condition
He took to Instagram to share this piece of news. The 32-year-old veteran was diagnosed with the disease last July during pre-season when a blood test returned showed the result. Also Read - Pele Backs Kylian Mbappe to Become Best Player of His Generation, Says French Forward Can Emulate His Tally of 1000 Goals
The footballer has since received a lot of support from fans since his illness saw him miss the entire last season and there were speculations about his FIFA 2018 participation as well. Also Read - 'I felt Very Insecure,' Roman Reigns Talks About How he Felt During The Announcement of His Battle With Leukemia
His Instagram post read, “After a tough year and intense chemotherapy throughout I would like to let everyone know I am in complete REMISSION . I still have hurdles to get over to be cured but I can hopefully now move forward with some normality. I would like to thank my family/friends to start with who have gone above and beyond for me. The support I have received from Wolves/Nigeria, the football world and from people from all over the world has been hard to put into words. I can’t thank everyone at the Christie and heartlands hospital enough for there care!!!What next who knows… I’m just taking it a day at a time.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria will play their next encounter with Iceland on July 26, which should be a easy-breezy match for the African nation.