After being diagnosed with acute leukaemia, Carl Ikeme who is the Super Eagles’ England-based goalkeeper is to begin his chemotherapy.
The 31-year-old player of Championship side Wolves was said to have returned “abnormal blood tests” during pre-season testing and further checks were also said to have confirmed the diagnosis.
Laurie Dalrymple who is the club’s managing director has said: “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis.
“That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.
“At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.
“Similarly, its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide.
“We are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery.’’