FIFA rally support for Carl Ikeme as Eagles star features in popular Video game FIFA ’18

FIFA rally support for Carl Ikeme as Eagles star features in popular Video game FIFA ’18

Super Eagles Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has gotten another show of support as the World Football governing body have decided to feature the Wolves star in the new World Cup mode of popular video game FIFA 18 despite not being able to make the Mundial in Russia this month.

Ikeme, as announced last week, was named as the honorary 24th member of Nigeria’s World Cup squad as he continues to battle leukaemia.

And FIFA have matched the show of support by the Super Eagles by including him as a player on their official 2018 World Cup game.

Ikeme joins Premier League compatriots such as Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi as being selectable on the official video game.

Ikeme, 31, was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July, sparking an outpouring of support from across the footballing world.

Numerous fundraising drives in aid of the Cure Leukaemia charity have also been organised in the months since.

Nigerian international coach, Gernot Rohr, continued the tradition for the African side by selecting him as an extra player.

The nation previously selected former West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie as their unregistered player for their South Korea/Japan 2002 squad.

Ikeme featured during Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying success, helping them to the top of their group to book their place in Russia.

Culled from expressandstar

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