In a compelling revelation, Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, shared insights into the remarkable recovery of Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, who is steadfast in his eagerness to return to the football pitch. Despite missing the World Cup in Russia due to health reasons, Ikeme’s resilience and positive spirits have left an indelible mark on those close to him.
Akinwunmi, speaking exclusively to Completesportsnigeria.com, provided a glimpse into Ikeme’s current condition, stating, “Carl is recuperating very well and fast too. If the place he is receiving treatment is not a hospital, you won’t believe that he is sick.” Akinwunmi expressed admiration for Ikeme’s high spirits during a recent visit in the United Kingdom, noting the goalkeeper’s appreciation for the support received.
“He is wishing the Super Eagles well in Russia, even as he would have wished to be part of the team representing Nigeria. He is anxious to return to the game as soon as possible. He would want to continue his football career, and I believe he would,” asserted the NFF vice president, highlighting Ikeme’s unwavering commitment to the sport.
Addressing the challenge of goalkeeping in the Super Eagles, Akinwunmi underscored the coaching staff’s satisfaction with the current quartet of players in that position. He emphasized the ongoing efforts to hone their skills, expressing optimism that they will be ready in time for the upcoming World Cup.
While Barrister Akinwunmi refrained from making predictions about the Super Eagles’ performance in Russia, he exuded confidence in the team’s ability to progress from the group stage. He affirmed that the Super Eagles are poised to make history, giving their utmost to leave an enduring mark on the global football stage.