Carl Ikeme has a future with the Super Eagles of Nigeria after he retired from professional football.
It was gathered that the Nigeria Football Federation has planned to enroll the retired Super Eagles’ goalkeeper in a coaching school as a goalkeeper trainer and then absorb him into the technical crew of the team.
NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi on Sunday made this known in a statement made available adding that Federation has been in contact with Ikeme, who announced his retirement from the game on Friday, with a view to train him.
Sanusi revealed that the NFF was aware of Ikeme’s plan to retire from football.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers FC of England goalie was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017 and entered into complete remission only last month.
He announced his decision to retire from the beautiful game of football on Friday.
Ikeme played 191 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, and was pivotal in the club’s promotion from League One to the English Championship.
He is currently being heavily celebrated for uniting a club more renowned for its divisive tendencies.
Ikeme was in goal for the Super Eagles in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Swaziland home and away.
He also played in the away game to Zambia, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania home and away and against Egypt at home.
He also played for Nigeria in friendly matches against Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Niger Republic.