Messages of support have been pouring for Nigeria goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme since the sad news of his health condition.
The Nigeria football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick as well as teammates have gone on social media to express solidarity with the 31-year-old.
Nigerian defender, Shehu Abdullahi tweeted: “Just heard this sad news. My heart is heavy. Allah will heal you mate @Carl_Ikeme. #GetWellSoonCarlIkeme.”
Midifielder, John Ogu tweeted: “Get well soon bro @Carl_Ikeme .. I’m with you always bro.❤️❤️❤️”
Moses Simon’s tweet read,” May God heal you bro our thoughts are with you and your family pls stay strong @Carl_Ikeme”
England based, Alex Iwobi tweeted,”You’re In Our Prayers Carl, Stay Strong And Get Well Soon 🙏🏾”
Wilfred Ndidi tweeted, “Please #PrayForCarl 🙏”
Striker, Odion Ighalo sent a message from China to the Eagles number one. He tweeted, “Get well soon bro @Carl_Ikeme we are praying for you 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽”
Brown Ideye also tweeted,”Just woke up to see a very sad news about @Carl_Ikeme with God you can overcome everything, stay strong mate.”
Former Nigerian star, Kanu Nwankwo, who is in India tweeted before taking part in the FIFA U17 World Cup draw.
Kanu’s tweet read, “Get well soon bro @carlikeme we are praying for you🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽”
Ikeme’s condition also drew sympathy from fellow goalkeepers including Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.
The Belgian tweeted, “Stay strong @Carl_Ikeme !! You will win this battle!! #gkunion”
Germany and Barcelona’s goalkeeper shared an emotional post on his facebook.
The tweet heading read, “A tweet simply is too short to express my thoughts about @Carl_Ikeme . So I wrote on my Facebook… https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1705644419463572&substory_index=0&id=212428058785223&_tn_=%2As …#KeepStrong 👐🏽”
Ter Stegen wrote: “Today I read the story about Carl Ikeme, a goalkeeper for Nigeria and Wolverhampton, who’s been diagnosed with acute leukemia [sic].
“A person I’ve never met but his story affects me and touches my heart.
“I can’t underline how important health is. In sport, it means a lot for every athlete; and it’s not just crucial so that we perform well but our health does affect us mentally also.
“I try to be in the best possible shape, remembering to follow my diet and regularly check up on my health status. I think about this all time.
“I would never want to see a player get injured, especially when it’s serious. I know the feeling and it’s the worst.
“But more alarming than an injury, is having to stop what you love because of your health.
“It’s complicated to understand and a painful reality to relax. And when the cause is cancer. I am speechless. I don’t know what to say.
“I wish Carl and his family all the strength in the world. I’m sure his team-mates and club will be there too, and all their fans.
“It’s important to be united! And me too, I offer all my possible support. I’m hoping he can fight like goalkeepers always do, with a calm and positive mind.
“I believe in you, Carl. Be strong. Be brave.”