Super Eagles international goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme recently announced his retirement from international football due to health reasons.
The Nigerian international who plays his club football in Wolves, England missed the world cup due to its diagnosed ailment. The Super Eagle goalie was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2017 and had to miss a major part of Nigerian qualification games to the world cup. Although he announced that he was undergoing treatment that might see him return anytime soon, he could not make it in time to Russia 2018 for the Super Eagles.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper announced his retirement after consultation with health experts. This will see the goalkeeper retire at the age of 32 years, and he received lots of supportive messages from his super eagle colleague and sports analyst.
Carl Ikeme replaced former Super Eagle skipper, Vincent Enyeama after he fell out with the then manager, Sunday Oliseh. He was able to cover the goalpost for Nigeria and feel up the vacant spot of the experienced skipper, and his absence over the ailment resulted in goalkeeper crisis for the super eagles.
Because of his present circumstances, sources said the Nigerian Football Federation NFF, are considering offer the former Wolves of England goalie a coaching role in the Nigeria National team. He will have to bring his expertise and his knowledge of the game to his coaching, and he is believed to have the maturity and the willingness to learn.
Carl Ikeme seems to have chosen his direction in his next phase of life as he sticks with football undergoing tutelage as a goalkeeper trainer. On the completion of his goalkeeper training course, the NFF is on standby to give him a job in the goalkeeping part of the super eagles.