Nigeria players including William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Elderson Echiejile have reacted to Carl Ikeme’s positive health update.
The shot-stopper was diagnosed with leukaemia when a blood test returned abnormal results last summer.
The illness saw the 31-year-old miss all of last season’s Championship games with Wolverhampton Wanderers, and ultimately a chance to feature at the World Cup with Nigeria.
However, Ikeme tweeted that he is winning the fight against the ailment on Saturday, after a year of intense chemotherapy and his international teammates have described it as the ‘best news at the World Cup so far’.
This warms my heart brother! God is so good! https://t.co/2jnqMSTGJr
— Elderson Echiejile (@EldersonEch) June 23, 2018