… We share in your pain – Dalung
Recuperating Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has expressed appreciation and love shown to him by the federal government and Nigerians since he was diagnosed of acute leukemia last week.
Ikeme, who is recovery very fast from his health condition, has played an integral part for both club (Wolves) and national team, most especially last season.
“I am so happy to hear from Nigerians through the federal government and my spirit is lifted. I am responding to treatment and I can’t wait to leave here and be with my teammates.
“This call is worth more than money so I appreciate this show of love from Nigerians, my coach and the NFF President who also took time to come here to visit me. Thank you so much for your love and care,” Ikeme said.
Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, says there’s hope regardless of Wolves goalkeeper’s health condition after he’s diagnosed of acute leukaemia.
Representing the federal government, Dalung believed that Ikeme’s health case’s a phase that would pass out and he will be back on his feet.
He noted that the football confraternity and Nigerians in general shares his pain and will continue to pray for his quick recovery.
“On behalf of the Federal Government, sports loving Nigerians and football fans at home and abroad, I wish to convey our sympathy and solidarity over your current health challenges. Since the unfortunate development, we have received overwhelming out pour of emotions on your behalf from all parts of the country. We share in your pain. Though you’re thousands of miles away from home, we are with you in spirit and in prayers.
“You have been our source of pride and your performances as goalkeeper for the Super Eagles stands you out like a star. We are indebted to you and will stand by you to support, pray and encourage you in this trying period. We wish you a quick recovery and hope you leave the hospital soon.”