Carl Ikeme: Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper broadcasts retirement
Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who was identified with acute leukaemia in July 2017, has introduced his retirement from soccer on the age of 32.
The Nigeria worldwide has been with the Molineux membership for his entire profession, making greater than 200 appearances.
In June, Ikeme stated he was in “full remission” after “a tricky yr and intense chemotherapy”.
“Thanks for the assist over time,” he posted on social media on Friday.
“My final day as a footballer however one I’m blissful and grateful for. Due to everybody to do with Wolves and everybody in soccer I’ve met.”
Ikeme’s choice to retire has come after consulting medical consultants and he informed his team-mates on Tuesday.
“The physician recommended I ought to retire after the toll the therapy has taken on my physique. I can not actually danger making an attempt to come back again,” he informed the Wolves website.
“My well being is my fundamental factor. I simply wish to be right here for my youngsters, household and pals. Within the grand scheme of issues, together with your life at risk, it is a minimal worth I’ve to pay to spend the remainder of my time with my household.
“I am proud of what I’ve achieved.”
In a press release, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi praised the goalkeeper’s power of character in “what has been a really difficult time for him”.
“Carl is greater than only a participant in our eyes – he’s our brother and an necessary a part of our household,” stated Shi.
Ikeme joined the West Midlands membership – who received the Championship final season to earn promotion to the Premier League – as a 14-year-old.
He was a daily when Wolves received League One in 2014 and performed 10 instances for Nigeria, who honoured him at this summer time’s World Cup by naming him as their 24th squad member.
The Tremendous Eagles had been knocked out on the group stage in Russia and earlier than the event their coach Gernot Rohr stated: “My largest remorse is the absence of Carl.”