Carl Ikeme, who is the first choice goalkeeper of the Super Eagles on Saturday revealed that his cancer is in “ complete remission .”
Ikeme shared the news on his Twitter handle , writing; “After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete REMISSION .”
He added , “ I still have hurdles to pass to be cured, but hopefully I can move on with some normality ! I would like to thank everyone for there support over the past year . Thank you #Grateful ”
Ikeme had been battling leukaemia.
The 32- year- old Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper was the national team ’ s first- choice and has been named as an unregistered ’24 th member ’ of the Nigeria World Cup squad after he was unable to be chosen because of his cancer treatment.
Ahead of the Group D game on Friday , Iceland players sent their best wishes to Ikeme , with Ikeme’s name imprinted on the number 1 jersey of Iceland.
Nigeria won the game, 2: 0, thanks to Ahmed Musa, who scored both goals