FORMER Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has revealed he intends returning to his club Wolverhampton Wanderers in a coaching or mentoring capacity following his successful treatment for leukaemia.
Ikeme, 33, who spent his entire career with Wolves since joining the side at the age of 14, was forced to an early retirement last year due to his battle with leukaemia. However, after intense treatment, the ex-Super Eagles star was told he is in complete remission from the disease, so is now planning to return to his childhood club soon.
“It’s not fully there yet, I’m not too sure but maybe, eventually, I’d like to be involved at some level. I don’t know if it would be full-on or full-time but I’d like to do something around the club.
“The club have always been brilliant with me and said the door is open when I’m ready to come back. Everything is settled in my life at the minute and I’m not quite ready to make a decision.
“When I decide I want to do it, I want to be able to do it to my fullest. Maybe in the near future, maybe into the next year, possibly but I’d like to be involved with the club and I think I could help in any sort of way,” Ikeme said.
During his playing career, Ikeme made 191 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers and featured 10 times for the Super Eagles before his retirement. He was diagnosed with leukaemia just as he took over from Vincent Enyeama as Nigeria’s number one.